Heart disease symptoms may result from the body or brain not receiving enough oxygen and nutrients (e.g., excess fatigue, pain, dizziness, shortness of breath) or from a portion of the heart not receiving enough oxygen (e.g., chest pain).
Symptoms of heart disease vary depending on the specific heart condition, but many symptoms are similar between types. Symptoms can vary in severity depending on extent of heart disease.
In its early stages, coronary artery disease (CAD) may not produce any symptoms, but as the disease progresses and arteries start to become blocked, the most common symptoms are:
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or get immediate medical attention.
The symptoms of an arrhythmia depend on the type and severity of the arrhythmia and on the health of your heart.
Some symptoms of arrhythmias include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately or get immediate medical attention.
The symptoms of heart failure include:
If you experience any symptoms of heart failure, contact your doctor. If your symptoms are severe, get immediate medical attention.
Heart valve disease symptoms result from the heart muscle not getting enough blood or the heart not pumping enough blood to the body. The most common symptoms of heart valve disease include:
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Many of the symptoms of heart muscle disease are similar to other heart problems. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have heart muscle disease and should contact your doctor or get immediate medical attention:
Congenital heart disease is heart disease that's already present at birth. Symptoms of congenital heart disease include:
If your baby or child shows any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Keep in mind that not everyone experiences the same symptoms of heart disease and that the severity of the symptoms is different for each person. Some people with heart disease have no symptoms at all and may not be diagnosed until symptoms appear.
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