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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart has trouble pumping blood. This may mean that the heart cannot pump enough blood out to the body or that the heart does not fill up with enough blood. Either of those problems can lead to symptoms such as tiredness (fatigue), trouble breathing, and swelling throughout the body.
This is a common medical condition that affects not only the heart, but the entire body. Making certain nutrition and lifestyle changes can help you prevent heart failure and avoid serious health problems.
These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.). Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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