Symptoms of heart failure include:
However some people experience very few symptoms and their heart failure may only be discovered by a special heart scan known as an echocardiogram.
It is not always possible to find the cause of heart failure, but causes can include:
If you have symptoms of heart failure, it is important to tell your GP about them. Your GP will ask you questions and examine you. If they think you may have heart failure, they will probably refer you for tests, including a special heart scan known as an echocardiogram (an 'echo').