Heart failure symptoms can vary widely from person to person, depending on the type of heart failure you have. Therefore, you may experience all the symptoms described here or just a few of them.
In the early stages, you may not notice any symptoms, but if your heart failure progresses you are likely to experience symptoms, which may become more severe.
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|Shortness of breath|
|Swollen ankles, legs or abdomen|
|Rapid heart rate|
|Loss of appetite|
|Need to urinate at night|
In addition to the physical symptoms of heart failure, some people can be affected by the seriousness and severity of heart failure and may experience emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety.
How ever many of these symptoms you experience, it’s important to monitor them daily. If you notice something new, or a symptom suddenly gets worse, you should tell your doctor or nurse immediately. This should be part of your self-management plan.
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