Does your heart flutter sometimes? Do you always feel really tired? Most people have had heart palpitations, been lightheaded, or felt short of breath at one time or another. Sometimes, a little chest discomfort is nothing to worry about — but sometimes, these symptoms can be signs of serious, life-threatening heart problems. Learn about the signs and symptoms of six major heart problems below, so that you can stop them in time.

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Learn how to spot the symptoms of six deadly heart diseases, including atrial fibrillation, mitral valve disease, and HCM.

For more information on Atrial Fibrillation visit our Medical Monday page. And you can learn more about your risk factors for heart issues by visiting a free heart screening.

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About Heart and Vascular Institute

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute has long been a leader in cardiovascular care, with a rich history in clinical research and innovation. As one of the first heart transplant centers in the country and as the developer of one of the first heart-assist devices, UPMC has contributed to advancing the field of cardiovascular medicine.