11 Ways to Identify Heart Disease

The heart is the most important organ of the body. When there is a cardiac related illness, it is naturally a cause for worry. Each cardiac disease is different from the other. That is what makes the heart and the diseases associated with it, all the more worrying and vulnerable. They usually differ from person to person. People are usually advised not to ignore the symptoms of an impending heart disease. In the worst case scenario, not take the occurrence of an attack lightly.

There are some cardiac disease symptoms which are listed below and one is advised to take immediate action to prevent an attack:

1. Heart Attack aka myocardial infarction

This is one of the most fatal cardiac diseases. The symptoms strongly resemble those of an angina pain. Some of the symptoms are listed below:

  • Feeling of pressure, pain, or heaviness in the chest lasting more than a few minutes
  • Chest pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, or arms
  • High Pulse rate,  or irregular heart beat
  • Nausea Feeling
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sweating profusely
  • Giddiness or drowsiness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Some patients have a heart attack without symptoms “silent myocardial infarction” which occurs mostly commonly in diabetics

2. Arrhythmias

The symptoms of this disorder are listed below. They are:

  • Hammering heart or pounding feeling in your chest
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations or feeling like your heart skipped a beat
  • Not able to breathe properly
  • Feeling of fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Chest discomfort

3. Coronary Artery Illness

This is the main cause behind angina pain. It is manifested by a sense of discomfort in the chest region. The symptoms of this disorder are marked by:

  • Feeling of burning and acidity in the chest
  • Pressure of shooting up
  • Pain in the chest
  • Heaviness, tightness, or squeezing in the chest
  • Although angina usually occurs in the chest area, it can also extend to the upper part of the body such as the neck, throat or jaw, or at times; even the shoulder.

4. Heart Valve Disease

The symptoms of this disease include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Not being able to breathe properly
  • Chest pain or palpitations
  • Puffiness present in ankles and legs
  • Bloated sensation in abdomen in case of a heart failure

5. Atrial Fibrillation

This heart disease resembles Arrhythmia. The patients would experience symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Faster  or irregular heart rate a.k.a Palpitation
  • Some experience anxiety symptoms from palpitations
  • Not all patients experience symptoms

These are the main symptoms. There are some other cardiac disease symptoms too, not as well-known but important just the same.

6. Coughing repeatedly

This may be an indication of heart failure due to the presence of excess fluid in the lungs

7. Anxious

Anxiety is one possible symptom of heart trouble. This can eventually lead to serious repercussions including death.  Anxiety may also occur in the absence of heart trouble.

8. Fatigue

Feeling tired in the normal course of events is a possible indication of heart trouble.

9. Chest pain

Not every chest pain is an indication of heart trouble. However, the ones that recur over a period of time need to be looked into.

10. Sweaty

Breaking into a sweat even in the absence of any physical activity is a possible indication of impending heart trouble.

11. Pain in various body parts

In the case of most heart attacks, chest pain may spread to parts such as elbows, arms, back, neck, stomach and so on.

Tess Mathews loves writing about diseases & their effects and creating awareness through her articles. Her recent studies include High Cholesterol and cardiac disease symptoms.

Tess Mathews

I like experiments. I love to travel. Writing is one of my passions, and I sure read a lot. Blogging is a great platform to reach out to the readers, but I still love my scrapbook.

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