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Heart Conditions

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
A condition caused by the heart’s inability to pump or fill adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs and rapid heartbeat.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
A buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries which causes the arteries to narrow, limiting blood flow to the heart. Symptoms can include chest pain, or there may be no symptoms at all.  

Heart Attack
This is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY- CALL 911. A heart attack is when a blood clot blocks flow to the heart. Without blood flow, tissue loses oxygen and dies. Symptoms include:
  • Typical:  Tightness or pain in the chest, neck, jaw, back, or arms (more common in men).
  • Atypical:  Fatigue, lightheadedness, abnormal heartbeat, feeling that something wrong (more common in women).

Pulmonary Hypertension
A type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and in the heart. Symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pressure.

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