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By Amy Smith | Published December 31, 2013
Heart failure also known as congestive heart failure occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Conditions such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure untreated over a period of time gradually leave your heart to weak or stiff to fill and pump well or as normal.
Signs of CHF Shortness of breath, Fatigue and weakness, Swelling of your legs or feet, Rapid or irregular heartbeat, Reduced ability to exercise, persistent cough or wheezing, increased need to urinate at night, swelling of your abdomen, sudden weight gain for no reason no change in diet habits, Lack of appetite and nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even chest pain.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you think you might be experiencing signs or symptoms of heart failure. Seek emergency treatment if you experience any of the following:
Fainting or severe weakness
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