Heart Failure Symptoms
- Q What are the symptoms of heart failure?
Symptoms of heart failure may be ongoing (chronic) or sudden (acute). Symptoms of chronic heart failure include shortness of breath (dyspnea), especially during exercise or when lying down. Heart failure is also associated with fatigue. Swelling (edema)... Full Answer
- Q What are symptoms of diastolic dysfunction?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineDiastolic dysfunction means that your heart is having trouble relaxing between beats. This limits the amount of blood the ventricles can collect for the next heartbeat. Since each contraction pumps less blood, the heart works harder to make up the... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms for right-sided heart failure?
Symptoms for right-sided heart failure include swelling (edema), especially in the lower portion of the body. Fluids are drawn to and accumulate in the lowest point in the body by the effects of gravity. When standing, swelling occurs in the feet, legs,... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?
Symptoms for left-sided heart failure include fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Left-sided heart failure is the most common form of heart failure. During left-sided heart failure, fluid accumulates in the lungs. At first, the accumulation may... Full Answer