Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

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What symptoms and signs do you have with congestive heart failure? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Wit, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

Shortness of breath even without exerting myself was my symptom of congestive heart failure. Waking up at night feeling like I can’t catch my breath, edema in ankles and feet, and weight gain of several pounds per week were other symptoms I had.

Comment from: ArgyBargy1952, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I have extreme shortness of breath with very light activity. I must rest going upstairs. I am still short of breath at rest. I must sleep in a Lazy Boy chair. I am out of breath when bending over to tie shoes, cut nails or pick things off the floor. I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease at age 46. I have 15 coronary artery stents and congestive heart failure. I am now 65. My heart failure symptoms appear to have worsened greatly over the past 7 months. I can only work half days, often from home. I am far less productive.

Comment from: JIM1146, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

I have massive edema in my upper legs. Also a swollen stomach but not any other symptoms of congestive heart failure.

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