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What are the warning signs of congestive heart failure?

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Call your healthcare provider to find out how to prevent the following heart failure symptoms from becoming severe:

  • Not feeling well
  • Weight is up 2 or more pounds in one day or up 5 pounds over your target weight
  • Noticeable swelling or bloating
  • Some difficulty breathing with activity and at night
  • Symptoms are worsening

Call your healthcare provider or go directly to the emergency room if you have the following symptoms. Do not try to treat these yourself.

  • Breathlessness or chest heaviness at rest
  • Weight is up more than 5 pounds in one day
  • Fainting
  • Symptoms are severe

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