Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease


Let’s look at the symptoms of coronary heart disease, because there are a lot of symptoms. The first one we know of course is tightness, in the chest. That’s when you see, you know, in the movies, right. People have … Now just so we know because I think sometimes people don’t know when this is happening. — right– They might think that they have like some little acid reflux or something, like, How do you know difference? >It can be very hard to know the difference Cynthia to be honest. And you know, when in doubt assume the the worse is a reasonable maxim, but tightness or pressure in the chest that does not go away quickly with rest or that is severe, especially when it is related to exertion. Those are very classic signs and symptoms of heart disease. Exertional symptoms such as shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue, these can also be these signs of decreased blood flow to the heart muscle and angina. It’s very common, although not essential, that the discomfort that you feel in your chest can radiate to the jaw to the neck and to the back.>So you’re gonna feel all of those or you could just feel one or two? or is it…>Many people can feel just one or two and very often for a particular patient their symptom is gonna be their symptom for life. So let’s say someone’s had a heart attack they presented with chest tightness, “felt like an elephant sitting on my chest doc”. We take care of the problem they have heart surgery, put them in medicine, they get a stent. Then six months later they say: “you know doc had a different pain it was a sharp pain it went away in seconds is that my heart too” and and usually I’ll tell them your heart generally will give you the same signal for the same problem. So everyone will have different symptoms but generally your symptoms for angina if you ever have it will be the same throughout the course of your life.