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What does it mean if you get fatigue if you have heart failure?

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When your heart doesn’t pump right, the body starts to move blood from less vital parts like your arms and legs to the centers for survival -- the heart and brain. This can leave you feeling exhausted after everyday activities.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure,” “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure,” “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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