Heart Disease

Signs and Symptoms

Coronary Heart Disease

  • Dull/heavy, sharp chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
  • Shortness of breath


  • Fluttering feelings (palpitations)
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

Heart Attack

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Upper back or neck pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Upper body discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Cold sweat

Heart Failure

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling in feet, ankles, legs and abdomen

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