2. Breathing Difficulties

Difficulty breathing is one of the most common symptoms of congestive heart failure, often presenting as dyspnea or shortness of breath. The symptom may be most noticeable when lying down, first waking up, or during exercise. This can occur because the heart has difficulty pumping blood to the organs or because fluid is already accumulating in the lungs. In more severe cases, this symptom can develop in conjunction with coughing up pink, foamy mucus.

Advertisement

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.