What Are Symptoms of Heart Ischemia?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 3:19:47 AM ET
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Symptoms of heart ischemia, or ischemic cardiomyopathy, include shortness of breath, extreme tiredness or fatigue, fainting, lightheadedness, dizziness, pain and pressure in the chest, weight gain, heart palpitations, edema in the abdomen or feet and legs, sleeping difficulties and cough and congestion that occurs due to the presence of fluid in the lungs, according to Healthline. In its early stages, heart ischemia may cause no symptoms at all; affected individuals may only experience symptoms as the condition progresses with blood flow impairment and narrowing of the arteries.