Below is some of the content from the above listed web site. It is a great resource for helping heart patients to understand the warning signs of heart failure and the actions to take. If you are a heart patient, or the significant other/caregiver take the time to review this site. It is important sometimes the symptoms sneak up on you.
Heart failure can be managed well with the right treatment and lifestyle adjustments, as recommended by your doctor or nurse. However, it is important to monitor all your symptoms on a regular basis as heart failure can progress slowly.
You can use the list on the left or any of the links below to learn more about the symptoms you should be monitoring and what to do if they get worse.
You should call for help immediately if you experience:
Persistent Chest pain that is not relieved by glyceryl trinitrate (GTN / nitroglycerin)
You should inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience:
And you should discuss any of the symptoms below with your doctor or nurse.
To help you monitor your symptoms, please click on the links below to find useful resources that you can download, print and fill in. You can then take these with you when you see your doctor or nurse and discuss your symptoms.