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                 What are the symptoms of heart failure?
The symptoms of heart failure may appear quickly, for instance after a heart attack, or may develop slowly over
weeks or even months. They include:
• Breathlessness / difficulty breathing, especially with exertion or when lying flat in bed.
• Waking up breathless at night.
• Frequent dry “hacking” cough, especially when lying down.
• Fatigue and weakness.
• Swollen feet, ankles, legs and abdomen.
Remember: it can be normal to become breathless when you are physically active.

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