Coronary Artery Disease Symptoms

Coronary artery disease is asymptomatic (symptom free) for many years, until an individual will begin to experience angina (chest pain). Angina can be described as:

 

Dyspnea (shortness of breath)

Diaphoresis (excessive sweating)

Nausea & Vomiting

Syncope (faintness)

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)

Heart Palpitations (bounding heartbeat)

Pain radiating from the jaw down the neck, left shoulder, arms, back, and stomach

Abdominal fullness

Heartburn

Extreme anxiety

Fatigue

 

What to Do

 

If you begin to exhibit signs of angina, it is vital that you seek emergency assistance. Do not delay in calling 911, because it could save your life. Many individuals will call for emergency assistance, with complaints of angina, but will later be diagnosed with acid reflux disease. It is not a shame to have this to happen to you, as it is a very common occurrence.

 

Treatment

 

The first step to becoming a new healthy you is to begin an exercise regimen and healthy diet. By losing weight and eating healthy, you will see a drastic reduction in your blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol levels, and glucose levels. All of these things can save your life. Smoking and alcohol cessation is a must.

Nitroglycerin (alleviate and halt chest pain)

Beta-Blockers (decreases blood pressure and pulse)

Statins (lower cholesterol levels)

Anti-platelets (prevention of blood clots)

 

Treatment For More Severe Cases

 

Cardiac bypass surgery

Angioplasty with or without a stent (unblock clogged arteries)