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What are the symptoms of ischemic heart disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Symptoms of ischemic heart disease include chest pain, referred to as angina, shortness of breath, and heart attack. Chest pain does not last long and may, especially in women, be experienced as arm, back or abdominal pain. Because the heart is being deprived of oxygen-rich blood, these symptoms may worsen during exercise or other activities that cause exertion. If you have a heart attack, you may experience severe chest or arm pain, sweating and shortness of breath. A woman may also become nauseous and have jaw or back pain. On the other hand, heart attacks sometimes have no visible symptoms.

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