EXTREME AND UNUSUAL LEVELS OF ANXIETY
Several studies have shown that people that suffer from extreme anxiety from very early in their lives are prone to heart disease. Anxiety can be caused by either a very stressful lifestyle or various disorders including panic disorder and phobic anxiety. Some of the effects of anxiety on your heart include tachycardia, increased blood pressure, and decreased heart rate.
LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS OR FAINTING
Feeling lightheaded and losing consciousness is very common among heart patients. When the heart is not pumping blood well it is because the blood flow is blocked from a clogged artery or the narrowing of a valve. If you ever feel shortness of breath and you faint for a short period of time, call a doctor immediately and have your heart checked.