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When to call 911 or go to a hospital emergency department

  • Call 911 if you:

    • pass out or faint
    • become extremely short of breath or are unable to talk due to being breathless
    • have severe chest pain that is not helped by nitroglycerin
    • have a rapid, racing heartbeat that doesn't slow down

    Managing your heart failure - at a glance

    Use this quick reference guide to know when to call your health care provider and when to call 911.

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