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.
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