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Asymptomatic heart problems - What to pay attention to

Asymptomatic heart problems - What to pay attention to Can heart problems be asymptomatic? (Photo: Freepik)

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Moreover, a person with heart pathology may have absolutely no complaints, says cardiologist Natalia Ivaniuk.

Can heart problems be asymptomatic?

According to the doctor, they may occur. A person may have symptoms but not associate them with possible cardiovascular problems.

The cardiologist noted that the most common diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension may not manifest themselves for a long time. For example, hypertension can manifest as a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg in hypotensive individuals, and they may attribute their headaches to magnetic storms or weather changes.

There may be no chest pain, shortness of breath, or swelling of the legs, but the disease is already present and slowly progressing.

During this period, you may think that everything is fine, but here are the consequences that can be serious. If these diseases are not treated for a long time, this can lead to a hypertensive crisis, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or atrial fibrillation.

First, determine if you require cardiology care and treatment.

For this purpose, there is a basic cardiac check-up that needs to be done once a year.

Feeling discomfort in the chest

This is the most common danger sign for the heart. If you have a blocked artery or an impending heart attack, you may feel pain or pressure in your chest. But there is also good news: chest pain is often unrelated to the heart.

The cause may be numerous other disorders that should not be ignored, but panicking prematurely is also unnecessary.

Unpleasant sensations in the chest typically occur during panic attacks. If, in addition to pain, you feel groundless anxiety, get acquainted with it. Heart pain is usually localized slightly to the left of the center of the chest. If you feel discomfort in the middle or on the right side, most likely you are having a panic attack.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.