Functional cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels. These disorders cause symptoms such as Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Palpitations, Dizziness, and Lightheadedness.
- The symptoms of functional cardiovascular disease are similar to those caused by more serious conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure. However, because these symptoms can be caused by a number of different conditions, it can be difficult to diagnose functional cardiovascular disease until other possible causes have been eliminated.
- In most cases, functional cardiovascular disease symptoms are not easily identifiable. The most common symptom of functional cardiovascular disease is Shortness of breath, which can be caused by a variety of other problems as well.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it's important to seek medical attention immediately:
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain or discomfort (non-specific)
- Flu-like symptoms, such as chills, Fever
, or Vomiting
Additionally, people with functional cardiovascular disease may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
or tiredness that does not go away after sleep and rest
when sitting up or standing up suddenly
when changing position or moving quickly from place to place
Angina (Chest pain
with exercise,Shortness of breath
High blood cholesterol,Diabetes,Obesity and overweight,Smoking,Physical inactivity,High blood pressure (hypertension)
Anticoagulants,Antiplatelet Agents and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy,ACE Inhibitors,Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers,Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitors,Beta Blockers,Calcium Channel Blockers,Cholesterol-lowering medications,Digitalis Preparations,Diuretics,Vasodilators