If you have any of the symptoms of heart failure, you should see your doctor. You can prepare for this appointment by:
- Writing down your symptoms
- Making a list of the medicines you take
- Writing down any questions you have
You may find it helpful to bring a friend or family member to help you remember all the information you and your doctor may discuss.
At your appointment, your doctor will give a physical exam and ask questions about your health history. This helps to get a complete picture of your overall health. He or she will likely take your blood pressure and listen to your heart and lungs for signs of congestion and abnormal heart sounds.