Symptoms relating to the heart

Do you need to see a heart specialist?

heartThere are a range of symptoms that you might experience that are linked to a heart complication or problem. As with any illness, symptoms are not always a clear cut way of determining your ailment, but the most effective way of getting to the root of the cause is by booking an appointment with a heart specialist.

Browse the symptoms below to find out what the potential causes are for each and if you’re worried that any of these symptoms sound familiar then it might be time to book an appointment with your doctor today. You might be unaware that some of these symptoms might be caused by heart defect.

 

Possible symptoms of heart problems

Chest Pain

Although the cause of chest pain might not be related to a heart issue, it could be a symptom of something more serious such as angina or a heart attack.

Ankle Swelling

Puffy ankles can be caused by a range of conditions, most of them unrelated to the heart. However it can be a symptom of heart failure and when coupled with other signs it should be taken seriously.

Dizzy Episode and Blackouts

Although dizziness is not always caused by heart problems, it should always be checked out by a doctor or a specialist.

High Blood Pressure

Most people are aware of the fact that high blood pressure is a bad thing that needs to be treated, however it’s also important to get to the root of what is causing the problem.

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath can be due to a number of reasons, many of them not necessarily a medical emergency. However, if you experience sudden shortness of breath accompanied with other symptoms this could be a cause for concern.

See a Heart Specialist today

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms the best way to get to the bottom of them is by booking an appointment with a heart specialist.