36 Warning Signs Your Heart Sends You

Finding out what your ticker is telling you might just save your life.

Movies and TV have taught us the telltale sign of heart trouble: A sharp, distinct pain in the chest that’s immediately evident as an emergency. That’s not a great education. “Signs of heart disease can often be mild and so brief that they could be dismissed for something else or not even be noticed at all,” says Roshini Malaney, DO, a cardiologist with Manhattan Cardiology in New York City. Oftentimes, the heart sends subtle messages that’s something’s wrong, in the form of symptoms that can be felt from your head to your legs. Here are the vague or ambiguous signs the experts say you should watch for.

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