The leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease, is not something that should be taken lightly. Cleveland Clinic’s Richard Krasuski, MD, highlights five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
5 Heart Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
Chest PainPain or pressure in the chest—especially with exertion—could be a sign of coronary disease or even a heart attack.
Types of Angina
Leg PainsPains that start in your legs with walking or other exertion could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which often goes hand-in-hand with coronary artery disease.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Overview
Getting Winded EasilyIf you suddenly get winded during normal activity, it could be a sign of heart failure, significant coronary disease or valve disease.
What is heart failure?
SyncopePassing out or getting lightheaded could be a sign of rhythm disturbances, low blood pressure, a narrowing heart valve, or other cardiovascular problems.
Management of Arrhythmias (Abnormal Heart Beats)
Heart PalpitationsIf your heart starts racing for no reason, get checked out. It could be a sign of an abnormal heart beat, which can be a symptom of heart disease or an arrhythmia.
Arrhythmia: Heart Palpitations