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What are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease?
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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sometimes none
Coronary disease may have no symptoms until a heart attack occurs.
The most common symptom is chest tightness, felt under the breastbone, though it may be felt in the jaw or left arm. "angina" is chest pain that comes with physical or emotional stress, when the heart is working harder. The pain o a heart attack is similar but can come at rest and lasts longer.

In brief: Sometimes none
Coronary disease may have no symptoms until a heart attack occurs.
The most common symptom is chest tightness, felt under the breastbone, though it may be felt in the jaw or left arm. "angina" is chest pain that comes with physical or emotional stress, when the heart is working harder. The pain o a heart attack is similar but can come at rest and lasts longer.
Dr. Edward Hoffer
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Dr. Charles Jost
Occasionally, a well conditioned, even elite athlete will notice a slight decrease in their times or another aspect of their own performance and visit their doctor. This can even be an indicator for a relatively young athlete with a strong family history. I had a 34 y.o. marathon runner via such scenario with a high degree blockage - other than than he had no symptoms!
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Chest pain
The main symptom would be chest pain especially that occuring on exertion.
Most of the other signs and symptoms are related to complications of the disease and not the disease itself. If the disease leads to a heart attack then you could get shortness of breath, fatigue, passin out, or palpitations.

In brief: Chest pain
The main symptom would be chest pain especially that occuring on exertion.
Most of the other signs and symptoms are related to complications of the disease and not the disease itself. If the disease leads to a heart attack then you could get shortness of breath, fatigue, passin out, or palpitations.
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Dr. Charles Jost
Sometimes the progression of heart disease is silent. Never underestimate the potentially stealth advance of this disease. At the very least, everyone should know their numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, waist measurement and blood sugar - the latter since diabetes exacerbates heart disease.
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