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American Heart Association: how relevant are cardiovascular disease symptoms?

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   25 August 2022
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Takeaway

  • Symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are often nonspecific and may change over time or present in unexpected ways.
  • Clinicians should not downplay symptoms or rule out disease if symptoms are absent or unexpected.

Why this matters

  • Signs are objective; symptoms are subjective.
  • Expecting CVD to have a certain symptomatic...

          

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