Heart disease often does not have any symptoms until your heart and blood vessels are badly damaged. If you have CKD, you and your doctor can watch closely for any signs of heart disease – though blood work or monitoring how you feel.

Symptoms of heart disease depend on the type of heart disease you have. Some symptoms to look out for are:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet
  • Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding or fluttering
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting

Heart disease is easier to treat when caught early, so be sure to tell your doctor if you ever feel symptoms or have concerns about your risk.