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When to call your health care provider

  • Call your health care provider if you have any of the following:


    gain 3 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week


    more short of breath than usual


    more swelling of your feet, ankles, legs or stomach than usual


    feeling more tired than usual or being unable to do your everyday activities

    • breathing becomes harder when you lie down (You need to start sleeping in a chair.)
    • if you are unable to take your medicine as directed

    When to call 911 or go to a hospital emergency department

    Call 911 or go to a hospital emergency department if you are:

    • struggling to breathe
    • having chest pain
    • confused or unable to think clearly.

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