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Heart disease: When to seek medical advice

With heart disease, some symptoms mean you need to seek medical advice. In an emergency, always call 999 for an ambulance.

Here are some symptoms that may be warning signs of serious problems with heart disease:

When to call an ambulance

Call 999 if symptoms include:

  • Severe chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or weakness
  • Rapid heart rate (more than 120-150 beats per minute)
  • Shortness of breath even when resting
  • Weakness, paralysis in arms or legs
  • Severe headache that comes on quickly
  • Fainting, unconsciousness.

Always seek medical advice if you have concerns about any symptoms.

 

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on November 07, 2016

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