In the beginning, heart disease has no symptoms. You can't see or feel plaque build up on the walls of your arteries. When the plaque buildup begins to affect the flow of blood to your heart or brain, the results can be serious. You may experience angina, heart attack or stroke.
Angina occurs when your coronary arteries are severely blocked. Although scary, angina does not cause permanent damage. A heart attack occurs when one or more coronary arteries are completely blocked. A heart attack causes permanent damage to the heart muscle and can be fatal.
Inform your physician if you have signs of angina.
Heart Attack Symptoms:
If a Heart Attack Has Occurred:
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain becomes blocked or bursts. This prevents the brain from getting needed nutrients and oxygen.
Stroke Warning Signs:
Call 911 immediately if you have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.
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