Many people with coronary artery disease have no symptoms since symptoms often do not occur until the blockage is 70% or greater. However when they do occur, they can include:
- Chest pain or pressure, especially with exertion or activity.
- Pain in the neck, jaw, arms, shoulders, or upper back
- Shortness of breath
- Decreased exercise capacity
These warning symptoms should always be considered potentially serious and should be promptly reported to a doctor. We know that women often have different symptoms than men, often less pain and more shortness of breath.