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When should you tell your doctor or nurse about side effects of heart pump drugs for heart failure?

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Notify your doctor or nurse right away the first time any of these side effects occur:

  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Faintness, dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • Mild leg cramps or tingling sensation

From: Treating Severe Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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