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How to Recognize Signs of Coronary Artery Disease
Consult a doctor right away if you feel the following symptoms that could mean you have coronary artery disease…1
- PRESSURE: The pain is hard to pinpoint and is more a feeling of fullness or tightness in the chest.
- PAIN THAT RADIATES: The pain spreads to the neck, back, shoulders, jaw or arms, especially on the left side.
- NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR WEAKNESS: The discomfort is accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as vomiting or cold sweat.
Don’t be alarmed by chest pain if…1,2,3
- YOU CAN TOUCH IT: You’re able to place your finger on a source of pain and pinpoint its exact location.
- IT IS BRIEF AND INTENSE: A stabbing pain that lasts for just a few seconds.
- IT BURNS: A burning sensation behind your sternum and a sour taste in your mouth are typically symptoms of heartburn.
- IT IS TENDER: The pain can be replicated when you push on your chest or with moving.