Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Symptoms of heart failure vary and include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased heart rate, palpitations
  • Loss of appetite
  • Memory loss, confusion
  • Nausea
  • Persistent coughing or wheezing
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Swelling (edema) of the feet, legs, or abdomen

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 30 Jun 2000

Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015