Diseases & Conditions


Symptoms of heart disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. 

While there are a number of conditions that can lead to heart disease, it’s important to recognize the common symptoms of heart disease so you can see your doctor to receive the correct diagnosis and treatment. 

Common heart disease symptoms include:

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs and arms
  • fluttering in your chest
  • racing or slow heartbeat
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness or fainting

Risk factors of heart disease

Inherited or genetic risk factors are heart disease risks that you are born with and cannot be changed, but can be improved. They include:

  • family history
  • age
  • gender

Acquired factors are heart disease risks caused by activities that we choose to include in our lives. Acquired risk factors include:

  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • weight
  • inactivity
  • use of tobacco and alcohol
  • stress levels
To help you determine your risk of heart and vascular disease, Beaumont offers many successful screening and prevention programs to help you manage your risk.

Treatment and diagnosis of heart disease

Beaumont’s Heart and Vascular Services team uses the latest technological advances and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons perform nearly 115,000 procedures and tests a year, with mortality rates well below national averages. The collaboration of our specialists ensures that our patients receive the care they need and deserve.

Select a condition below to learn more:

The UCSD Division of Cardiology treats a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. To learn more about these conditions, follow the links below. Each condition link will open a new browser window.