Coronary Heart Disease (cont.)
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What are the symptoms of heart disease?
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The most devastating sign of coronary heart disease is abrupt, unexpected cardiac arrest.
More common symptoms of coronary heart disease include the following. No one person usually has all of these symptoms.
Silent ischemia is a condition in which no symptoms occur even though an electrocardiogram (ECG, or heart tracing) and/or other tests show evidence of ischemia. Arteries may be blocked 50% or more without causing any symptoms.
When to seek medical care for heart disease
Call your health-care professional if you notice any of the following symptoms, which suggest angina:
Call 911 or have someone take you immediately to a hospital emergency department if you have signs of a heart attack.
The most common symptoms of heart attack include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2016
Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Michael E Zevitz, MD
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