Located in south metro Denver, Sky Ridge Medical Center provides leading vascular and heart disease treatment and preventive care for our patients.
In a cardiac emergency, early recognition, quick response and expert care are vital to ensure the best outcome. We also treat the entire spectrum of vascular disorders and disease, from cosmetic issues like varicose veins to limb-threatening concerns such as peripheral vascular disease. As a Sky Ridge heart or vascular patient, you will receive comprehensive and convenient care.
There are many different types of heart disease, and many different treatments for heart disease. Some are congenital – people are born with them – and others develop over the course of time and affect people later in life. Below are a list of symptoms that may indicate the need for immediate care or for issues that need to be addressed by a cardiologist.
Heart Condition Symptoms
Coronary symptoms may be a prelude to a heart attack. During a heart attack or possible symptoms leading to one; timing, early detection and swift action are essential. Recognizing the following symptoms and taking action is the best way to protect and save your life.
These symptoms may indicate a need for immediate heart care:
- Chest discomfort
- Chest pressure
- Fluttering in the chest
- Chest heaviness
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Left shoulder or arm pain
- Left jaw pain Irregular/racing heartbeat
- Pain between the shoulder blades
These symptoms may indicate coronary problems that should be reviewed by a doctor:
- Shortness of breath (especially during exercise)
- Exercise fatigue
- Extreme tiredness
Look over our Heart Attack Survival Guide (pdf) to learn about symptoms of a heart attack and prevention.