Symptoms and Signs of Heart Disease and Other Heart Problems

Overview

The heart is a powerful muscular organ in the chest cavity that pumps blood throughout the body by rhythmic muscular contractions and helps maintain normal body function.

The heart is a vital organ that human beings cannot survive without. Unfortunately, like many organs in the body, it is susceptible to certain diseases and disorders that interfere with its function and lower the quality of life. Because of the delicacy of the heart, these diseases can sometimes be fatal.

Not all heart diseases eventually result in death. Some heart diseases and disorders can be treated with medical intervention. Others are chronic (ongoing) and can only be managed. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms so you can seek medical advice early.

Heart disease is a complex topic. While the symptoms of many disorders overlap, not all heart diseases have the same symptoms. Certain symptoms or combination of symptoms are unique to some heart diseases, so narrowing the type you have can be difficult. This article will discuss the symptoms of various types of heart diseases and disorders. Read on to find out.