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Chest pain

Pain due to heart problems is usually felt in the chest, although it can be located anywhere between the upper abdomen (upper trunk) and throat, including the arms and shoulders. It can be experienced as discomfort, pressure, gas, or a burning or aching feeling.

Chest pain should ALWAYS be treated as serious as it could indicate a worsening of your heart failure, angina or a heart attack. You should sit or lie down immediately and rest.

If you experience chest discomfort or pain that lasts for more than 15 minutes or is not relieved by rest or glyceryl trinitrate (GTN/nitroglycerin) (if you have been prescribed this by your doctor), then you should call for emergency help immediately.

AN ANIMATED JOURNEY THROUGH HEART FAILURE

A series of 9 simple, captivating animations explaining heart failure and its treatment.

These narrated animations explain how a healthy heart works, what happens to it in heart failure and how various treatments work to improve your health.

USEFUL TOOLS

Click to print these tools to help you monitor your heart failure

PATIENT AND CAREGIVERS VIDEOS

In this section you can watch, listen or read interviews with other people with heart failure and their caregivers.

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