The nine manifestations of a bad heart

When the heart load aggravates or the muscle injures, its pump blood function reduces, the output blood quantity cannot satisfy the organ and the tissue need, simultaneously they in the blood also cannot smoothly return to the heart, this kind of condition is called the heart failure, abbreviation “the heart failure”.

Some of the following symptoms may indicate impaired cardiac function.

Short of breath after lying down

Patients recumbent after a few minutes of shortness of breath, sit up before a little relief.

At this point, it should be considered that the patient may have heart failure.

This is due to the increase in blood volume of recumbent, resulting in increased airway resistance, patients with shortness of breath.

At this time should be timely to the Department of Cardiology, at the same time rule out the possibility of pulmonary diseases.

Chest tightness

Is usually said that “chest tightness”, if the exclusion of emotional factors and other organs such as respiratory system function changes, at this time should be considered that patients may exist myocardial ischemia.

If chest frowsty lasts a few minutes cannot alleviate, appear even pectoris acutely ache, very likely appeared angina pectoris even acute myocardial infarction.

This condition should be rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.

The clothes and shoes are suddenly tight

Clothes, shoes become tight, many people’s first reaction may be their own fat, but in patients with heart disease, may suggest heart function damage.

This is due to decreased cardiac output (total ventricular ejection per minute), reduced renal blood flow, reduced water excretion, lower extremity edema, weight gain (especially over 2 kg in 3 days), and prompt medical attention.

Loss of appetite

Patients with impaired heart function in addition to anorexia performance, but also may occur abdominal distention, nausea and vomiting, constipation, epigastric pain and other symptoms, mostly due to right heart failure, gastrointestinal congestion caused.


Dizziness is common in daily life, poor sleep, cervical spondylosis, hypertension and other common causes. But the dizziness that accompanies blood pressure obviously on the low side is dizzy, may be cardiac function is damaged wait for a result, serious still may appear syncope, cardiogenic shock waits for the circumstance that endangers life, should seek medical attention quickly at this time.


Anxiety in normal people is mostly related to mood, and some people still feel palpitations, fidgeting when they are in emotional stability, this should be considered whether there is heart disease. Rapid heart rate, arrhythmia is a common cause of panic anxiety, often caused by functional or organic changes in the heart, should be early intervention to prevent further exacerbation of symptoms.

Cough more than

Most people who catch a cold cough, fever and other symptoms, and cough in the day and night do not make much difference. But some people do not have a fever to wait for other similar cold symptom, only cough is ceaseless, at night more than at night, when supine is more apparent than when sitting, should watch out for whether cardiac function is damaged at this time.

This may be the airway irritation caused by pulmonary congestion, can be accompanied by coughing white foam sputum, sputum with blood, acute attacks may even occur pink foam-like sputum.

Prone to fatigue or tiredness all day long

Many heart disease patients with fatigue or fatigue is easy to start, mostly because of the left heart function damage, cardiac output decreased, can not meet the peripheral tissue perfusion caused.

Oliguria and lower extremity edema

The appearance of oliguria and lower limb edema, many people often think that is a kidney problem. In fact, the heart function damage will lead to kidney blood flow insufficient or body vein pressure is too high, often appear oliguria and lower extremity edema and so on.

Long-term ischemia of the kidney can lead to deterioration of renal function, proteinuria, increased serum creatinine, and the formation of a vicious cycle of increased heart failure.

In the event of any or more of the above symptoms, seek medical advice immediately.

Clear diagnosis should be strictly in accordance with the doctor’s order, such as medication treatment, do not change or stop the use of drugs.

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