The heart is an organ located in the left chest cavity whose job is to pump blood to be circulated throughout the body. Just like other organs the heart is also not free of problems or diseases that can strike at any time. Among these diseases such as heart attack, coronary heart disease, heart failure and even leaky heart. So that you do not have experienced these things you need to understand the symptoms of heart stage 1 in order to do an intensive care so that the heart can still be saved.

Heart disease is not a single disease, but refers to a group of conditions in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart or heart organs can not function normally.

Previously, it was believed that heart disease affects mainly older population. But now heart disease can also be experienced by a group of young adults. This is mainly due to the influence of lifestyle and poor diet.

Heart disease usually takes many years to show progress and cause of death, and may begin to develop at a very young age. However, most people have no symptoms of heart disease before they reach the 50s or 60s years.


1. Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is a symptom that we see most often in patients with heart disease and heart failure. Breathing difficulties during exercise or other physical activity may indicate a problem with the heart valve. But it can also be caused by inflammation and weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) which resulted in a contraction that is not appropriate.

2. Chest pain (angina)

Chest pain or angina is a classic symptom of heart attack and coronary artery disease. And in some cases, chest pain associated with inflammation of the tissue covering the heart (pericardium). The type and duration of chest pain is also indicative of the underlying heart disease. Pain can be described as short-term, constant, stabbing or sharp. It can take several seconds or for hours.

3. Swelling of the feet

Swelling of the feet and ankles are seen in people with congestive heart failure due to lack of capacity of pumping of blood by the heart. The mentioned above will affect the kidneys respond by retaining more fluid in the body. The fluid is then accumulates in the legs and other parts of the body of the sufferer.

4. A cold sweat

Someone very easy to sweat profusely without physical activity may be a symptom of heart attack. Excessive sweating occurs when overactive sympathetic nervous system that generally occurs in patients with heart failure.

5. Fatigue

Symptoms of heart disease also varies in men and women. One of the common symptoms of heart failure and heart attack in women is the condition of the body weak and easily tired. Fatigue is also common in the elderly population with diabetes or heart disease is also complicated.

6. The pulse is irregular (palpitations)

The heartbeat is strong or rapid pulse is a common complaint when visiting cardiologist. Most palpitations are not only the result of a heart defect alone but palpitations indicate a heart problem when associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath, weakness and sweating.

7. Pain in the limbs

In addition to chest pain, some people may experience intermittent or constant pain in the shoulder that extends to the whole arm and even the back.

8. Loss of consciousness (syncope)

Loss of consciousness is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. In some cases it is a sign that leads to the diagnosis of heart disease.


1. Pain in the chest

Pain that continuously occur within a certain time on the left chest and the frequency the more often you have to be alert because it could refer to the early symptoms of heart disease.

2. Headaches

Headaches can be one indication of heart disease, if one frequent migraines or headaches excessive this could be an early sign of the heart disease, usually headaches accompanied by heart rate irregular so that the blood circulation in the body become abnormal and cause experience dizziness excessive.

3. Discharge of excessive perspiration

If you feel heavy activity but your body excessive sweating, especially at night you have to be aware of these symptoms because it could be a symptom of early heart disease. Generally sweat triggered by heavy activity and the weather was hot but if it happened just at night can be sure you have a little heart problem.

4. Swelling

Swelling is an early symptom not only of heart disease but also can lead to disorders of the kidneys, so if you experience swelling in some parts of the body such as the face, hands and feet do not hurt you to consult a doctor to determine the cause of swelling in your body.
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