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11/04/2021

Cardiac Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

When it comes to matters of the heart, you need the highest quality care available anywhere. At the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Heart Health, you’ll get just that: the finest care for all levels of cardiac needs. From general to complex cardiology services, as well as devices and testing, leading cardiac care is available right here on the Seacoast.

Here are symptoms you should never ignore: 

Chest Pain - including sharp pains and pressure (like someone sitting on your chest) should always be checked out. Women should also pay special attention to jaw pain and nausea, which are common heart attack symptoms in women.

Shortness of Breath - Any change in your normal breathing, especially if you are getting winded more easily or having trouble taking deep breaths, can be a sign of heart conditions, such as heart failure or valve disease.

Palpitations – Persistent palpitations (or the feeling of your heart pounding in your chest) that are not associated with exercise, can be a sign of atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias. 

Dizziness/Loss of Consciousness – These can be signs that your heart is not working efficiently. These symptoms should be evaluated for signs of heart rhythm disorders or heart valve conditions.

Learn more about preventative cardiac care at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

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