A strong, healthy heart is vital for longevity. Heart health problems include coronary heart disease, an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), heart valve disease, as well as cardiomyopathy and aorta problems, such as aortic aneurysm, and aortic valve problems.

What Is Heart Disease?
Bring up heart disease, and most people think of a heart attack. But there are many conditions that can undermine the heart’s ability to do its job. These include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and heart failure. Keep reading to find out what these disorders do to the body and how to recognize the warning signs.

Heart Attack Symptoms
A heart attack is an emergency even when symptoms are mild. Warning signs include:

  •     Pain or pressure in the chest
  •     Discomfort spreading to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
  •     Nausea, indigestion, or heartburn
  •     Weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
  •     Rapid or irregular heartbeats

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Women don’t always feel chest pain with a heart attack. Women are more likely than men to have heartburn, loss of appetite, tiredness or weakness, coughing, and heart flutters.

These symptoms should not be ignored. The longer you postpone treatment, the more damage the heart may sustain.

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