36 Warning Signs Your Heart Sends You


Feeling more run-down than usual could be a sign your heart’s not pumping as it should. “Heart disease can often present with vague, ambiguous or silent signs,” says Sitaramesh Emani, MD, a cardiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “After diagnosis, we often look back and realize that some of these less noticeable signs were present for quite some time earlier. Such signs can include a new and unexplained change in energy levels or new difficulties carrying out previously doable tasks.”

The Rx: “Persistence of these symptoms for more than a short period of time (often longer than a few days) may warrant further evaluation,” says Emani. “People with these concerns should contact their medical provider for further evaluation, which may include an office evaluation, blood work, or specific diagnostic testing.”

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