Congestive Heart Failure - Symptoms

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For congestive heart failure, what were the symptoms and signs you experienced?
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Published: January 06

My symptoms of congestive heart failure were shortness of breath, slowness in walking, and having to lie down several times a day..

Published: April 06

I was on my third night of being up right in the chair, afraid to fall asleep because I could not catch my breath lying flat. I did go to the emergency room (ER) and they checked me right in and took chest x-ray and EKG right away and found congestive heart failure. Later, up in my room they got everything under control and I could breathe again. After 4 days they had me ready to go home with my first set of pills. After 90 days of pills I still could not stand up more than 20 minutes, and the heart doctor wanted to do a procedure to correct the atrial fibrillation. Wow, what a difference after the electrical cardioversion! It was all done very quickly, like in 3 hours I was on the way home 3 days later, one heart beat and much stronger overall. I still have to watch pressure and eat pills for breakfast but I can stand up and breathe again. Best would be to go to the ER, they have people there to help you, not the general doctor, and he is there to maintain you. Go with the ER doctor's plans and follow his advice and you too can live to breathe the fresh air..