Coronary heart disease is also called as ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease is a condition in which fatty plaque deposits slender blood vessel walls leading to the heart and reduce blood flow. When a clogged blood vessel completely blocks blood flow, a heart attack occurs.
Ischemic heart disease can cause mild to severe chest pain or no pain at all. That’s why regular checkups are important. Ischemic heart disease symptoms can include:
• Pain in the ribs or upper body that may last for hours or days
• Pain in the left shoulder/between the shoulder blades
• Shortness of breath
• Dizziness or lightheadedness