Heart attacks are the leading cause of death all over the world. Major heart attack risk factors include a history of angina or vascular disease, a previous heart stroke, old age, excessive alcohol, the abuse of illegal drugs, smoking, episodes of abnormal heart beat, obesity, high levels of stress, high or low cholesterol, high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes.Symptoms of heart attacks include anxiety, a feeling of impending doom, chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and vomiting. Oftentimes, heart attack patients will feel sick very suddenly. Women most often experience fatigue, shortness of breath, and a feeling of weakness.
In Vedic Astrology, connection between heart and sun is described in various ancient texts suggesting predisposition to heart attack at birth. Astrology can provide diagnostics help years in advance before heart attack actually takes place.
The heart is ruled by Sun, the 4th House and Leo. Afflictions to these factors at birth indicate the possibility of heart attacks. In a typical case of heart disease the Sun is afflicted by malefics Mars, rahu, Saturn or Ketu. Affliction by debilitation as well as papakartari yoga is also indicative of heart disease. The Sun related adversely to the 6th, 8th or 12th houses or their lords in any manner always suggests possible cardiovascular disease.
Sometimes even doctors are confused by heart failure symptoms. A Vedic horoscope can give a clear clue to the problem as related to the heart by examining natal Sun, its afflictions and the afflicting planets.