Heart Failure is the inability of the heart to provide a good blood supply to the tissues and organs of the body. It does not mean that your heart has stopped working or that you are having a heart attack.
What are the symptoms of Heart Failure?
When your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should, it may cause you to:
- Feel breathless when you’re active or resting.
- Develop swelling in your feet and ankles which can spread to your lower body or abdomen.
- You may feel faint or lightheaded.
- You may feel increasingly tired or weak at rest, this may be worse after activity.
- You may develop a persistent cough.
You should see your GP as soon as you can if you experience any of these symptoms.
If you are struggling to breathe or have chest pain, call 999 for immediate medical assistance.