The heart is a specialised organ that pumps blood around the body. It consists of muscle, blood vessels, valves and its own electrical system. Disturbances to any of these can cause a problems with the pumps function and lead to symptoms. Some common symptoms that typically relate to the heart are listed below. Although this is clearly not an exhaustive list, many cardiac problems present with one of these four symptoms.
A valuable resource further information on heart conditions and how they are diagnosed is the British Heart Foundation website www.bhf.org.uk
Some people request to see a cardiologist not because they have symptoms, but because they are concerned they have heart disease or may be at high risk to develop it in the future. This may be the case in someone with family history of heart disease. These people are seen for a so called Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.