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8 Early Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure

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Please share your experience with biventricular heart failure early signs and symptoms. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Jaybon2017, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I can't sleep lying down or even with a slight angle. Shortly after attempting to sleep, I wake up with lungs seemingly filled with fluid; feels like I'm drowning. When I'm upright, lungs are clear, and the doctor hears nothing. I've had x-rays, CT scan, and nothing shows, yet I must try and sleep sitting up. I'm exhausted. I don't know what to do. I am worried this may be a symptom of biventricular heart failure.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCE:

Kasper D, et al. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 19th edition. McGraw Hill Education. 2015.

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