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When to call your health care provider

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

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

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    more short of breath than usual

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

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    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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