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What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD)?

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The most common symptom of CAD is angina, or chest pain. Some people mistake it for heartburn or indigestion.

With angina, your chest feels uncomfortable. You may also experience the feeling in the shoulders, arms, back, or jaw. You may feel:

  • Tightness
  • Discomfort
  • Pressure
  • Heaviness
  • Squeezing
  • Burning
  • Aching
  • Numbness
  • Fullness

From: What Is Coronary Artery Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

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