CMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab Q&A: Signs of Congestive Heart Failure
– Some of the signs of CHF or
Congestive Heart Failure is a dry, hacky cough; shortness of breath,
especially with exertion; the fluid retention. Some patients will see a weight gain of two to three pounds
over a course of a day, so it’s very important if you are seeing that consistent weight gain, that you do notify your physician. You also may not be able to
lay flat if it’s severe enough, meaning that it takes two to three pillows to sleep on at night in order to actually get a good night’s rest.