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Heart Disease Symptoms

Various pathologies are characterized by their specific cardiac symptoms, but in some cases all manifestations of heart disease can have similar signs. Similarity of signs of heart disease mostly depend on the severity of symptoms and type of pathology. Therefore, it is important to learn how to identify the symptoms to promptly report them to your cardiologist, facilitate the diagnosis and receive adequate treatment.

Heart Disease Symptoms

  • What measures should be taken to confirm the parents of heart disease for the fetus?

Not all heart diseases kill children in the first hours and days, but only critical conditions that are not compatible with life. There is an early prenatal diagnosis aimed at identifying and finding possible heart defects. We discover the deffect, mainly from the 20th week of pregnancy, and the same time the patient is sent to a specific hospital in Kiev. There she is observed by the specialists and gives birth. And after the birth the baby meets our team and the baby is operated in 2 hours after the birth.

Vladimir Zhovnir,

Chief Physician at Ukrainian Ministry of Health, Candidate of Medical Science, anesthesiologist

Coronary heart disease (CHD) symptoms

Coronary artery disease is characterized by expression of angina, which brings the patient a feeling of heaviness in the chest, discomfort, burning sensation in the chest, pain, tightness of the chest. Sometimes it is mestakenly diagnosed as angina dysfunction of gastrointestinal tract, heartburn etc To understand an attack coming on, and promptly see a doctor, you should pay attention to other symptoms that are typical for ischemic heart disease:

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Irregular heartbeat, skipped beats, feeling that the heart comes out of the chest.
  • Nausea.
  • Dizziness.
  • Weakness .
  • Copious Sweat.

Myocardial infarction (MI):symptoms 

If you had a heart attack you should be noted that medical drops and pills almost do not help. At the same tyme symptoms are naturally increasing. Even after a long holiday you do not get any better. It should be noted that some people who suffer from diabetes can carry infarction without symptoms. It is so-called "silent myocardial infarction." Therefore, if there is suspicion of a heart attack, you should immediately call the ambulance. The most common symptoms of MI include:

  • Chest pain, which may be also noticed in the shoulder or arm.
  • Heaviness in the chest.
  • The discomfort in the throat, jaw or arms.
  • The feeling of suffocation.
  • The feeling of fullness and indigestion, heartburn is possible.
  • Copious sweat.
  • Dizziness.
  • Vomiting.
  • Improper or rapid heartbeat.
  • Anxiety.
  • Weakness.
  • Shortness of breath.

Arrhythmias: symptoms

In some cases a person does not notice that he or she had an arrhythmia. But when the disease progresses, there may appear the following symptoms:

  • Palpitations.
  • Missed heart rate, heart rhythm failure.
  • The thrill of the heart.
  • Feeling thump in the chest.
  • The feeling that consciousness loss.
  • Dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fainting.
  • Feeling very tired.

 Artial Fibrillation (AF): symptoms

One of the types of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation. For most people who suffer from AF manifestations of this disease include three or some more symptoms, such as:

  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Palpitations accompanied by vertigo.
  • The feeling of impaired consciousness.
  • Discomfort in the chest.
  • Shortness of breath even during moderate daily loads.

It should also be noted that there are cases when patients with atrial fibrillation do not feel any symptoms or their appearance is short-term in nature.

Valvular heart defects: symptoms

  • Weakness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Dyspnea or shortness of breath, which may occur only during physical activity.
  • Discomfort the chest.
  • The severity of the sternum.
  • Discomfort being outdoors when it is cold.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Irregular heartbeat.

If you have heart failure caused by valvular heart disease, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Intense weight gain.
  • Swelling of the lower extremities, especially the ankles and ankles.
  • swelling of the abdomen.

Congenital heart disease: symptoms among children

  • Cyanosis of the lips, nails, skin - cyanosis.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Breathing palpitations.
  • Difficulty in weight gaining for a child.
  • Frequent lung infections.
  • Exercising is hardly tolerated.

Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy): symptoms

For many patients cardiomyopathy is characterized by a complete absence of symptoms. Some symptoms depend on the overall health of the heart. These include:

  • Crushing chest pain that occurs after emotional stress or physical exertion, sometimes after a meal.
  • The occurrence of heart failure.
  • Swelling of the lower extremities.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Temporary loss of consciousness.
  • Heart palpitations.

Pericarditis: symptoms

  • Increased body temperature that can sometimes be very strong.
  • The pain in the chest. The common localization of pain is the center of the chest. The pain may be felt in the neck or back, as well as to increase when one is in a horizontal position, coughing, breath, swallowing.
  • Rapid heartbeat.

In order to adequately respond to the above mentioned features one should visit a doctor at the first time of the occurance of such symptoms. The specialist should diagnoses disease, prescribe treatment and explain how to react during symptoms' manifestation in the future.

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