Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Many patients with coronary artery disease may have angina, a condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms and neck, caused by an inadequate blood supply to the heart. As a result patients may experience:

  • Chest pressure, tightness or pain
  • Back pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain

Some patients with coronary artery disease have no symptoms, while others experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Heaviness, tightness, pressure and/or pain in the chest, behind the breastbone
  • Pain radiating in the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck and/or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness and fatigue

Meet the Coronary Artery Disease Teams

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.