Although recently surpassed by coronavirus as the leading cause of death in America, heart disease is now the second most common, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, with an average of 2,068 United States.in 2021. “Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the
“For many, the first clue that they have CAD is a heart attack.” It is sometimes called coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease,” says the CDC. The symptoms of a heart attack include the following, says the CDC—read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss this urgent news: Here’s How You Can Catch COVID Even If You’re Vaccinated.
Man With Heart Attack
“Angina, or chest pain and discomfort, is the most common symptom of CAD,”. “Angina can happen when too much plaque builds up inside arteries, causing them to narrow. Narrowed arteries can cause chest pain because they can block blood flow to your heart muscle and the rest of your body.” “Over 50% of heart attacks have ‘beginning’ symptoms that may and go for days or weeks,” reports UnityPoint Health. “Early symptoms include:
Mild chest pressure, aching, or burning that comes and goes.
Chest discomfort that may feel like indigestion.
Chest discomfort that may worsen with physical activity and subside with rest.”
And more. Keep reading for seven other key symptoms from the CDC.
“If you feel like you’ve just run a marathon, but you only walked up the stairs, that might be a sign your heart can’t pump blood to the rest of your body. Shortness of breath can occur with or without chest pain, and it’s a common sign of a silent heart attack,” reports Penn Medicine. “ along with chest discomfort, but the shortness of breath also can happen before chest discomfort,” says the CDC.
“You may also feel dizzy or lightheaded — and it’s possible you could faint. Though this can happen to both men and women, it’s more common for women to experience shortness of breath,” says Penn Medicine. “If you’re having trouble with tasks that weren’t previously difficult, such as making the bed or walking the dog, ensure you get it checked out in case it’s a subtle sign of a heart attack.”
“You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you have a panic attack for no apparent reason,” reports the Mayo Clinic.
“As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain (angina) or discomfort,” reports the American Heart Association. “But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.”
“You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin,” says the Mayo Clinic. “The might also be a sign of heart problems,” reports Stormont Vail Health.this symptom is that when you have clogged arteries, your heart requires more effort to pump blood, and sweating keeps your body’s temperature down during this extra effort. For women, this means night sweats may not just result from menopause. They
Man with shoulder pain
“A heart attack doesn’t just affect your heart — you can feel the effects throughout your body. But this can make identifying a heart attack confusing. You may experience pain or discomfort: These symptoms can vary from person to person. For example, some people describe their back pain from a heart attack as feeling like a rope being tied around them,” says Penn Medicine.
“Fatigue can be heart failure (a condition in which the heart fails to pump well) or coronary artery disease,” reports Harvard Health. “It’s less common as an indication of coronary artery disease, but it can be,” Dr. Randall Zusman, a cardiologist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, tells the website.and by medicines. But constant, new fatigue also can sometimes signal
“Sometimes heart disease may be ‘silent’ and not diagnosed until a visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia,” says the CDC. Besides a heart attack, other signs of heart disease are an “arrhythmia: fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations)” and “heart failure,” signified by “shortness of breath, fatigue, or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, abdomen, or neck veins.” Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t