What are some minor heart problems?

Common heart conditions

  • Unstable angina. Unstable angina can be undiagnosed chest pain or a sudden worsening of existing angina.
  • Heart attack.
  • Heart failure.
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Valve disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Congenital heart conditions.
  • Inherited heart conditions.

What is the most common heart disease?

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease. It occurs when the arteries supplying blood to the heart narrow or harden from the build-up of plaque. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol and other substances found in the blood. This plaque build-up is also known as atherosclerosis.

What are the minor symptoms of heart disease?

Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back. Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain. Shortness of breath. Cold sweat.

How do you know if your heart is OK?

To measure your pulse on your own:

  1. Get a watch with a second hand.
  2. Place your index and middle finger of your hand on the inner wrist of the other arm, just below the base of the thumb.
  3. Count the number of taps you feel in 10 seconds.
  4. Multiply that number by 6 to find out your heart rate for 1 minute.

How do you check for heart disease?

There are many noninvasive tests available to help your doctor check for heart disease.

  1. Electrocardiogram. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a short test that monitors the electrical activity in your heart.
  2. Echocardiogram.
  3. Stress test.
  4. Carotid ultrasound.
  5. Holter monitor.
  6. Chest X-ray.
  7. Tilt table test.
  8. CT scan.

What are the most common symptoms of heart disease?

Coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease is the most common form of heart disease. If you have this problem, your heart muscles are unable to receive the oxygen and blood they need, leading to symptoms like chest pain, arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, and even heart attacks.

How to recognize heart disease symptoms?


  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
  • Change in skin color or greyish pallor (episodes of change in skin color associated with weakness)
  • What are the symptoms of cardiac disease?

    Other symptoms of coronary artery disease include: Shortness of breath. Palpitations (irregular heart beats, or a “flip-flop” feeling in your chest) A faster heartbeat. Weakness or dizziness. Nausea. Sweating.

    What tests diagnose heart disease?

    Tests that may be used to diagnose heart disease or the risk of heart disease include blood tests, exercise stress testing, EKG, X-Ray, and imaging tests, such as heart scan, ultrasound and echocardiogram. A coronary angiogram may be dome in certain cases.