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Heart Disease comprises of an array of conditions that have a direct impact on the circulatory system. These include coronary artery disease, congenital heart defect – a sickness someone is born with, and blood vessel disorders. Some patients affected with arrhythmias are also linked to heart rhythm problems. Contrary to heart disease, cardiovascular disease is typically related to the blood vessels getting too narrow or blocked, leading eventually to a stroke or heart attack. The two terms are used interchangeably at times. Signs of painful or weak heart muscles, rhythm, or valves also signify heart disease. 

What Are the Symptoms Of Heart Disease?

Signs of heart disease may differ for men and women. Women will often experience chest unrest or discomfort, including breathing problems, fatigue, and nausea. Men, on the other hand, may suffer from chest pain and tightness in the upper torso region.

General symptoms of a heart disease include:

Angina where you feel chest pain, chest pressure, chest discomfort, and chest tightness
Difficulty while breathing
Painful and weak limbs, coldness in your legs or arms, and numbness due to narrowing of the blood vessels.
Painful neck region, discomfort in the jaw, throat, the back, and upper abdomen region.

A weak heart muscle known as dilated cardiomyopathy, can also cause the following symptoms:

  • Breathlessness during rest or exercise
  • Swollen legs, ankles and feet areas
  • Discomfort and fatigue
  • Irregular rhythm or heartbeat where you feel pounding or thumping in the chest region.
  • Dizziness, nausea and possibly, fainting

Heart infections like Endocarditis can also affect the circulatory system causing various symptoms. Such infection affects the inner membrane of the heart, which acts as a bridge between the valves and the chambers. With this infection, patients usually feel the following:

  • Swollen abdomen and leg regions
  • Heart rhythm variations
  • Fever & breathing issues
  • Weakness, stress, and fatigue
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Rashes or uneven spots on the skin

Metroplex Medical Centre-Fort Worth is one of our newer practices opened in 2019 in Downtown Fort Worth. Similar to Downtown Dallas, it has been created as an urban medical center catering to the needs of the busy working individual and those living downtown. This office is conveniently located close to all the main office buildings and attractions like Sundance Square and Water Garden.