Symptoms of Small Vessel Disease

Srikanth R By Srikanth R, 12th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This article provides useful information on Small Vessel Disease and its common symptoms.


Heart is the most important organ of our body. It is necessary to keep the heart healthy in order to lead a healthy existence. For the heart to be healthy it is important that there is uninterrupted blood flow to and from the heart. Anything that obstructs this blood flow will cause ailment to the concerned person. Small Vessel Disease (SVD) is one such condition.

Small Vessel Disease or coronary micro-vascular disease causes narrowing of the small arteries (blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart). It is observed that this disease is more common among women and diabetics. But any body can be affected by this condition.

Symptoms of Small Vessel Disease

Here are some symptoms of Small Vessel Disease:

Angina: Angina is a condition where the patient feels, pressure, tightness, burning or some kind of discomfort in the central or left part of the chest. Sometimes this discomfort extends to left arm or even the left jaw. Some patients have reported discomfort in neck, upper back and shoulder. Generally angina follows physical exertion. But among elderly it may occur even while they may be resting.

Nausea: This is another common symptom of Small Vessel Disease. Some patients suffering from SVD suffer from stomach pain also.

Dizziness: People suffering from Small Vessel Disease often suffer from dizziness. They may feel as if they are fainting.

Fatigue: Patients suffering from this ailment get tired very soon. Most of the time this fatigue impedes their day to day activities.

Excessive pespiration: This is another common symptom observed in patients suffering from SVD.

Breathing problems: Shortness of breath is another common symptom of Small Vessel Disease.


It is vital that you are sensitive to these symptoms and visit a certified physician if they persist. Small Vessel Disease should be treated. If left untreated, this disease will force you heart to work harder to pump blood. This may result in heart failure. Also it is very important to be patient as it is very difficult to diagnose this disease.


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author avatar Retired
12th Feb 2011 (#)

Excellent information.

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author avatar Denise O
21st Feb 2011 (#)

Good info, as always.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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