Coronary Artery Disease Symptoms

Symptoms may include “chest pain” (angina) or shortness of breath.

Coronary Artery Disease SymptomsCoronary artery disease symptoms will vary with each individual, in general, they may include “chest pain”(angina) or shortness of breath.

A person may feel heaviness, tightness, pain, burning, pressure, or squeezing, usually behind the breastbone but sometimes also in the arms, neck, or jaws.

These signs usually bring the patient to a health professional for the first time. Nevertheless, some people have heart attacks without ever having any of these symptoms.

It is important to know that there is a wide range of severity for coronary artery disease. Some people have no symptoms at all, some have mild intermittent chest pain, and some have more pronounced and steady pain. Still, others have coronary artery disease that is severe enough to make normal everyday activities difficult.

Because coronary artery disease symptoms vary so much from one person to another, the way in which a health professional diagnoses and treats coronary artery disease will also vary a lot.

Study shows quantity of sleep may raise women’s coronary risk

Too little sleep — or too much — may raise the risk of developing heart disease, according to a study of nearly 72,000 nurses.
Women who averaged five hours or less of sleep a night were 39 percent more likely to develop heart disease than women who got eight hours. Those sleeping six hours a night had an 18 percent higher risk of developing blocked arteries than the eight-hour sleepers. Read the Article …

In this section

Coronary Artery Disease
Quantity of Sleep May Raise Heart Disease Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
Coronary Artery Disease Surgical Options
Medication for Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease Risk factors
Coronary Artery Disease Symptoms – You are here
Coronary Artery Disease Treatment Options
Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis

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