Symptoms of Heart Failure

There are many signs of heart failure. Talk to your health care professional if you have any of the symptoms listed below. Along with your loved ones, also pay attention to any changes in your symptoms. If you notice anything new or a current symptom gets worse, contact your health care professional right away.

A cough that won't go away or wheezing can be signs of heart failure. The coughing may be dry, or it may produce phlegm that is white or pink from some blood.

Feeling like your stomach is full or being nauseous can be signs of heart failure.

You may feel tired because your body isn't getting enough oxygen and nutrients. You may feel sleepy after eating, feel weak in the legs when walking, and get short of breath while being active.

While this can be a symptom of other conditions, it can also be a sign of heart failure.

Your pulse may seem uneven or too fast.

It may feel like your heart is racing, pounding, or skipping beats.

You may get out of breath during activity or even during rest or while sleeping. You may wake up at night short of breath.

You may have a buildup of fluid in different parts of your body. This is also called edema.