Heart Failure: Early Signs and Symptoms


What early signs and symptoms did you or have you experienced with left-sided heart failure? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: cindy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I can't lie flat on my bed because of left heart failure. I get short of breath and my heart feels heavy and beats really hard. I put two pillows under my mattress and that helped some but I still wake up with my heart pounding out of my chest every morning.

Comment from: redapple, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: March 23

Dreams of drowning preceding awakening at night very short of breath is one of my symptom of left heart failure. I am short of breath with minimal exertion, and have unrelenting fatigue, loss of appetite, frequent urination all of the time (day and night), and loss of ability to handle everyday vital matters.


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