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Symptoms and Conditions of the Heart and Vascular Systems

If you experience any of the following symptoms of heart or vascular system disease, they may include:


  • Angina (chest pain)
  • A shortness of breath
  • Weakness, slurry speech, dizziness, coldness, numbness or pain in the arms or legs
  • Throat, jaw, neck, upper abdomen (or back) pain
  • Note: men may have “chest” pain and women “extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and/or nausea
  • Swelling (legs, abdomen, around the eyes)
  • Heart infection (pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis)


  • Peripheral vascular disease; extreme muscle cramping, limb weakness, tiredness fatigueness or numbness, cold feet or hands, discoloration of legs ulcers in hands or legs, claudication (pain of the legs when walking), extremity hair loss or muscle wasting, abdominal pain with eating and weight loss, uncontrolled hypertension, swelling of the legs
  • TIA (Transischemic Attack or mini stroke)
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary Embolism (clots in the lungs)
  • Clots in the extremities or any vasculature


Heart disease symptoms may present with an abnormal heartbeat or arrhythmia. This can manifest itself as:

  • Palpitation or “racing of the heart” or a slow heartbeat
  • “Fluttering” sensation in the chest
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Lightheadedness (even fainting), dizziness or shortness of breath
  • Graying of the skin or turning blue
  • Syncope or survive sudden death
  • Atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation
  • Extra heart beats or PVC or PACs
  • SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia)

We work in unison with your personal primary physician to provide diagnosis and treatment of all stages of heart and vascular disease. The following are health issues and conditions that may put you at risk for a life-changing episode:

  • Aneurysms (abdomen, arms, legs) in both arteries and veins
  • Atrial fibrillation or any heart rhythm problem
  • “Clots” or DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in extremities (arms, legs) or even in the heart
  • Diabetic issues
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Heart valve disease (valve malfunction causing to be either leaky or blocked)
  • High cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Stroke
  • Swollen leg(s) which has three main causes: lipoedema, Lyphemdema and pitting edema (with many of its causes)
  • Symptoms of shortness of breath, angina or chest pain
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mini stroke
  • Varicose veins, spider veins, or leg ulcers due to vein disease
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