Cardiology is the study and treatment of various disorders related to the heart. It is a broad-based medical specialty which is involved in the well-being and care of all the things that are associated with the heart and the arteries. It is a discipline that includes the diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, causes, as well as research into various heart diseases and injuries.
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Causes of heart diseases or heart attack include pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, stress, lifestyle habits such as smoking, and excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine. Certain over the counter (OTC) and dietary supplements could also cause heart disease.
Symptoms differ depending on the kind of heart disease. However, some common symptoms of heart diseases include shortness of breath, back pain, chest discomfort, nausea, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain, dizziness, jaw pain, light-headedness.
Heart diseases are often life-threatening. If you notice any of the above symptoms or any discomfort in your chest or arm, it is recommended to visit a cardiology clinic at the earliest.