Feeling chest pain or shortness of breath are common symptoms that can indicate heart problems. However, some individuals may not experience any symptoms before being diagnosed with a heart condition, but certain signs may manifest differently.
One of these signs is hearing the sound of your heartbeats in your ears when you feel tired and are trying to fall asleep.
Michael Miller, a professor of cardiology and vascular medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, stated, “Some patients with heart valve problems may hear the sound of their pulse at night when they try to sleep.”
An accelerated heart rate when at rest can be a sign of low blood pressure, low blood sugar, anemia, dehydration, or side effects of medications. Therefore, if this occurs, it’s important to consult a doctor.
Heart diseases can affect various heart functions and parts of the heart. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease or coronary artery syndrome in its various forms. Coronary arteries are the blood vessels that surround the outer part of the heart muscle and function to deliver blood to the heart itself.
The heart has four valves, each of which can be damaged, leading to a disruption in its function. Valve disorders are categorized into two groups:
Valve Stenosis: This refers to the inability to pump and transport blood between different parts of the heart, requiring increased pressure to pump blood to the normal level the heart typically delivers.
Valve Regurgitation: Blood continues to flow even when the valve is supposed to prevent it entirely.