10 Signs You May Have Undiagnosed Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 27, 2023

10 Signs You May Have Undiagnosed Heart Disease

If you get a weird feeling in your chest the first thought for most people is “Is it my heart?”

This is a very valid question. A number of things can cause chest pain, pressure, and discomfort. Some of which are of concern, and some may only be a temporary fleeting feeling. Regardless, your body is trying to tell you something, so it is best to pay attention.

Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the world, so it is important to know what to look out for.

High blood pressure is a sign to watch out for. One or two readings here or there may mean you had a latte, a stressful day, or an energy drink. Lifestyle factors can raise blood pressure temporarily. Monitor regularly and if your BP keeps coming back as high, it is important to let your doctor know.

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease refers to conditions of the heart where the arteries narrow over time due to plaque buildup. This can make it harder for blood to flow properly. If blood clots form and an artery may become blocked. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, for both men and women. Cardiovascular disease is also sometimes referred to as coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease.

Most people don’t know something is wrong until they start experiencing symptoms. Common symptoms of cardiovascular disease include:

  • Chest pain, tightness, pressure, or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain, numbness, weakness, or coldness in arms or legs
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen, or back

Heart disease can begin well before any symptoms appear. High blood pressure can often go unnoticed. That’s why it’s so important to understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and manage those that can be changed, such as smoking, high blood pressure, diet, and exercise.

Interested in learning more about the risk factors that may be putting you at risk for heart disease? Talk to the Cardiologists at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates of Tampa, Florida. www.Tampacardio.com 813-975-2800.

If you suspect you may have high blood pressure or other heart issues it is best to get checked out.


Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 27/04/2023

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