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How are you managing your congestive heart failure?

GREEN - Great Control

  • No shortness of breath or chest pain
  • No swelling
  • No weight gain
  • No change in activity level

Your symptoms are under control. Continue taking meds as ordered. Continue daily weights. Follow low-salt diet.


  • Weight gain of three or more pounds in two days
  • Increased shortness of breath or cough
  • Increase in number of pillows needed
  • Increased swelling

You may need to change your medication. Call your physician.


  • Weight gain (or loss) of more than five pounds in two days
  • Need to sit in chair to sleep
  • Call your physician immediately

Call Your Physician Immediately

  • Shortness of breath, unrelieved, or at rest; wheezing
  • Unrelieved chest pain or tightness

Call 9-1-1 Immediately