The main symptoms of heart failure are:
- breathlessness (dyspnoea) when you're more active than usual or sometimes when you're resting
- extreme tiredness and weakness
- swelling in the legs, ankles and feet (oedema).
These symptoms are often caused by other conditions but they are signs that you might have heart failure. Your doctor may suggest doing some tests to see if you have got heart failure or to rule it out as a cause for your symptoms.
Other symptoms that might be associated with heart failure include:
Last reviewed: September 2016