Vertigo is a symptom (rather than a disease) which involves feelings of dizziness, as though your surroundings are spinning or moving. It can vary in intensity and duration, in some cases being very brief while in more severe instances it can be debilitating and last days.
While vertigo will usually clear up by itself, it’s important to get the root cause diagnosed as soon as possible in case the underlying condition is severe or life-threatening. Heart conditions related to vertigo can increase in seriousness without treatment.
Vertigo can be related to multiple conditions affecting the heart and cardiovascular system including: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and more. Blood tests and other diagnostic procedures may be performed to identify underlying cardiovascular disorders.
If vertigo is the result of a heart condition, your cardiologist will work with you to find a treatment plan that improves your heart health and circulation to reduce your risk of further dizzy spells.