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Heart failure symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle weakness or pain and possible lightheadedness, dizziness and nausea during exercise
  • Shortness of breath that may or may not be related to exercise or exertion
  • Severe swelling, especially of the legs and ankles
  • Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Trouble sleeping (waking up short of breath, using more pillows)
  • Frequent dry, hacking cough
  • Increased fatigue, feeling tired or dizzy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden weight gain

Last Reviewed: April 25, 2011 V-00304