Common symptoms of heart failure are feeling tired or short of breath; swelling (edema or excess fluid) in the feet/ankles and abdomen; irregular pulse or palpitations; cough or wheezing. In the early stages of heart failure, symptoms only occur with exertion or when lying down (when excess fluid collects in the lungs). In advanced heart failure, or during acute episodes, symptoms are worse and may include severe shortness of breath, cough with pink-tinged phlegm or chest pain. Heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalization.
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