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Key Warning Signs of Heart Failure

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines heart failure as the condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

Some of the most common causes of heart failure include coronary heart diseasehigh blood pressure, and diabetes.

What are warning signs of heart failure?

  1. Shortness of breath, or trouble breathing
  2. Fatigue or feeling lightheaded
  3. Swelling in legs, ankles, and feet
  4. See other symptoms to look out for here

These symptoms are most likely due to edema, which is a buildup of fluid in your body, such as in your lungs or tissues. Although swelling most often occurs in the lower parts of your body, it is possible that you may experience it in other parts as well.

The key to treating this condition is early detection and diagnosis through heart screening services. The cardiologists at Manhattan Cardiology are specially equipped to detect conditions such as heart failure. Book an annual cardiac visit today.