Angina, is a painful condition in the left side of the chest, often aggravated by exertion and relieved by rest. This is a classical symptom of heart disease. However most often heart disease may present with less alarming and common symptoms like the following:
Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm or below the breast bone.
Discomfort radiating to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling ( may feel like heart burn)
Sweating, nausea, vomiting or dizziness
Breathless on exertion implies that the heart is weak and requires very serious attention.
Diabetics need to be more careful as they can have a heart attack without pain. Any of the mild symptoms mentioned above should be taken seriously.
Irregular heart beat and palpitations are a sign of heart disease. When one feels something odd or uncomfortable in the chest, he or she should immediately go for a complete heart evaluation with all the normal prescribed tests. Palpitations can also occur due to anxiety however heart disease should be ruled out.