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Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease

Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease: Introduction

Chest pain is often thought of as a classic symptom of cardiovascular disease. However, now all people with cardiovascular disease have chest pain. Some people even have a heart attack without chest pain. In addition, by the time a person experiences chest pain, he or she may have had a form of cardiovascular disease, such as atherosclerosis for a long time.

The only sure way to detect cardiovascular disease, especially in its early stages before serious complications occur, is through a comprehensive evaluation from a licensed physician or health care professional and regular medical care.

When there are symptoms of cardiovascular disease, they may be very mild and/or vague and include weakness, cough, fatigue, dizziness, backache and/or a feeling of indigestion. Other symptoms may include palpitations, change in consciousness, sweating, shortness of breath, chills, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, paleness, and cyanosis, (a bluish discoloration of the lips, feet and hands). Additional symptoms can include pain or numbness in the extremities, fainting, edema or swelling of the ankles or legs. In infants symptoms can include difficulty feeding and not gaining weight.

Many types of cardiovascular disease are serious and can lead to serious complications that may be life-threatening. Many types of cardiovascular disease, such as atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease increases the risk of developing such life-threatening complications as cardiac arrest, stroke, and death....more about Cardiovascular Disease »

Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cardiovascular Disease includes the 11 symptoms listed below:

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Cardiovascular Disease: Symptom Checkers

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Cardiovascular Disease: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Cardiovascular Disease: Complications

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Cardiovascular Disease: Medical Mistakes

Cardiovascular Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Cardiovascular Disease includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

Click on any of the symptoms below to see a full list of other causes including diseases, medical conditions, toxins, drug interactions, or drug side effect causes of that symptom.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease. This signs and symptoms information for Cardiovascular Disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cardiovascular Disease signs or Cardiovascular Disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cardiovascular Disease symptoms.


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