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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Possibly: Clinical depression is a risk factor for both anxiety and heart disease. And heart disease can cause depression. Therefore it is important to get a full medical work-up with your primary care doctor to clarify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some signs of heart problems?

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What are some signs of heart problems?

None to many: Heart disease may exist silently for decades and still be lethal. Symptoms are for the lucky ones that then have an opportunity to sort them out before catastrophe. Common symptoms may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations, but need to know that women may have somewhat different symptoms. Risk factor assessment/management and judicious testing may help. ...Read more

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Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Symptoms: Chills and chest pains can emanate from conditions which affect the heart, but using such symptoms to establish a specific diagnosis without more historical info and a full physical exam and some testing is not the manner in which medicine is practiced. If you feel you may have heart disease, or are concerned about how you are feeling you should be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of lupus induced heart problems?

What are signs and symptoms of lupus induced heart problems?

Irregular pulse: Lupus may be associated with irregular heart beats and other forms of heart problems. Your doctor can do an EKG and some blood tests to check for involvement. Good luck. How was your lupus diagnosis made? ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

It depends on defect: It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Heart attck?

What are the symptoms of Heart attck?

Many!: Heart attacks can have many different symptoms depending on the person. Chest pain is the most known one, but other things like a stomach ache or dizziness or shortness of breath, can also be a symptom. If you have no history or heart disease, and do not use drugs that may cause heart damage, or have a family history of early heart disease, a heart attack is not common at your age. Get checked. ...Read more

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What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, ...Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs of heart palpitations?

What are signs of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations are an awareness of your heart beating, since most of the time we are not aware of our heart. This can be due to a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or an irregular heart rate. This can also happen in times of stress or anxiety. There really isn't a good way to diagnose it but they are usually benign if your heart is structurally normal. Would discuss with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart related disease/angina?

What are symptoms of heart related disease/angina?

Angina symptoms: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Angina-Pectoris-Stable-Angina_UCM_437515_Article.jsp

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?

Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of heart attack?

What are early symptoms of heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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