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.

RELATED: 10 Ways to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

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 ranks among the best in the United States for complete cardiovascular care. U.S. News & World Report lists UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside as one of the top hospitals nationally for cardiology and heart surgery. We treat all manners of heart and vein conditions, from the common to the most complex. We are creating new medical devices and cutting-edge treatments that may not be available at other hospitals. We also offer screenings, free clinics, and education events in the community.