Heart Failure

Heart Failure Management at CentraCare
The Heart Failure Clinic at CentraCare Heart & Vascular is a multi-disciplinary clinic that provides many services. The team includes cardiologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, dietitians, exercise physiologists and other disciplines that contribute to your care.
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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?
  • Shortness of breath, especially with activity
  • More frequent cough
  • Difficulty breathing when laying down, using more pillows to prop yourself up to sleep, sleeping in a chair or recliner, or waking up short of breath
  • Swelling in the legs or feet
  • Bloating or fullness feeling in the stomach or abdomen, often accompanied by a reduced appetite
  • Low blood pressure with dizziness or light-headedness
  • Increased fatigue
  • Increased weight gain of 2 pounds overnight or 5 pounds in a week
  • Palpitations — a sensation of a racing heart