Heart disease: What are the signs and symptoms?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arizona, causing nearly 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

What is heart disease?
Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries), heart attack, congestive heart failure and congenital heart disease, heart failure and congenital heart disease.

Who has heart disease in Arizona?
White men over the age of 55 years old are more likely to have heart disease.

What are the signs and symptoms of heart disease?
• Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back
• Feeling weak, light-headed or faint
• Chest pain or discomfort
• Pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder
• Shortness of breath

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