Physical Findings of Coronary Heart Disease

Chest pain is a common physical finding of severe heart disease. During episodes of chest pain the patient may suffer shortness of breath so that he or she is unable to complete sentences or lay flat in bed. The heart rate can be slow or fast.

The heart rate can be slow or fast. Sweating can occur. Nausea may be a symptom, with or without vomiting. The symptoms generally disappear when the chest pressures disappear.

The patient may feel normal between episodes.