About your heart

Symptoms of heart disease

Heart problems can present as a number of symptoms many of which have more than one underlying cause. Typical symptoms include chest pain, breathlessness, dizziness, blackouts and palpitations.

Chest pain

Chest pain is caused by a numer of conditions. It may arise from the muscles, lungs, oesophagus (food pipe) and the heart. Chest pain that persists and is clealy not muscular should be investigated. Severe chest pain is a medical emergency.

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Breathlessness

Difficulty in breathing with or without pain should be fully investigated by a doctor to look for an underlying heart or lung disorder.

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Dizziness

Dizziness is a common condition, which may or may not signify any underlying heart problem.

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Blackouts

Many dizzy spells and faints do not have a significant underlying cause.

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Palpitations

Palpitations are a common symptom that may or may not signify an important underlying heart problem.

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Dr. Richard Levy MD FACC FESC FRCP

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