Coronary Heart Disease Symptoms

Symptoms Related to the Chest

  • Chest pain
  • Pressure in the chest
  • Squeezing chest pain
  • Fullness or choking feeling
  • Heaviness in the chest as if some object is sitting on the chest
  • Chest tightness

Angina Symptoms: Angina can be referred to as a pressurized, aching, heavy, painful and squeezing feeling in the chest. Burning, aching, heaviness and discomfort is often mistaken for heartburn and indigestion. Pain and discomfort can also be felt in the neck, arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, throat and back.

  • Pain in the upper abdomen or back
  • Weakness, numbness or coldness in your legs or arms
  • Pain in the neck, throat and jaw
  • Faster heartbeats
  • Flip-flop feeling or Irregular heartbeats in the chest (Palpitations)
  • Dizziness
  • A feeling of faintness
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulty
  • Cold sweats
  • Vague Discomfort
  • A general sense of unease
  • Discomfort in other areas of the body
  • Nausea

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Symptoms associated with a typical heart attack may last for about 30 minutes or longer and may nor get better with medicines or rest. The symptoms begin and develop progressively to a significant extent. Initially, the symptoms may begin as mild but gradually become intense. In some cases, the symptoms of heart attack are not apparent or completely absent. A heart attack that occurs without any warning signs and symptoms is known as a silent heart attack [silent myocardial infarction (MI)].

Whether it is an apparent or silent heart attack – don’t delay in seeking treatment. It is always better to seek immediate medical help following a heart attack to protect your heart. If you delay in approaching a specialist doctor, your life would be at stake.

Bottom Line

Many people with heart disease seem to be normal with no symptoms or only subtle symptoms and lead a healthy life. Sometimes, hidden or underlying heart disease manifests suddenly with some severe signs and symptoms – which progress and worsen heart function overtime. In some cases, the symptoms mimic the symptoms of less severe conditions like heartburn, indigestion and an upset stomach. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to interpret heart attack signs by yourself. Therefore, when you notice even some vague or inapparent signs, you must not ignore those as your leniency can prove detrimental to your health.

If you notice coronary heart disease symptoms, see your cardiologist immediately.