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To help your doctor arrive at the proper diagnosis, be sure to share information about your symptoms, when they began, how often you have them, how long they last and what they feel like.
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Your cardiologist will diagnose heart failure by talking with you about your medical history, performing a physical examination and possibly performing other tests, including:
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