Heart failure symptom checker

This symptom checker includes the main symptoms of heart failure and is designed to help you evaluate these potential symptoms. It can serve as a basis for discussion with your doctors. The symptom checker is not intended to be used to diagnose heart failure or to replace medical advice.

On a scale of 0 to 3, where 0 is 'None' and 3 is 'Severe', please tell us the effect the following symptoms have had on you in the past two weeks.

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Even though heart failure is a chronic condition, it can be effectively managed. This means that being able to recognize and check the symptoms of chronic heart failure is especially important. Use our symptom checker to check your symptoms. You may also find it a useful tool to discuss your symptoms during an appointment with your doctor.

Shortness of breath

  • None

    0
  • Mild

    1
  • Moderate

    2
  • Severe

    3

Shortness of breath when lying down

  • None

    0
  • Mild

    1
  • Moderate

    2
  • Severe

    3

Tiredness

  • None

    0
  • Mild

    1
  • Moderate

    2
  • Severe

    3

Swelling in the ankles, legs and abdomen

  • None

    0
  • Mild

    1
  • Moderate

    2
  • Severe

    3

Rapid heartbeat

  • None

    0
  • Mild

    1
  • Moderate

    2
  • Severe

    3

Sudden weight increase

Have you noticed a weight increase of more than 2 kg (about 6lbs) in the past week?

  • Yes

  • No

Loss of appetite

Have you experienced loss of appetite in the past two weeks?

  • Yes

  • No

Frequency of urination

Have you experienced a change in how often you urinate?

  • Yes

  • No

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Mood

Has your heart failure affected your mood?

  • Yes

  • No

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Effect on lifestyle

Has your heart failure prevented you from doing any activities you used to be able to do or enjoy?

  • Yes

  • No

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Thank you for your submission.
You can download and print your results via the links below.

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You can also download the PDF version here, print it and complete it with the help of your health care professional or carer.

This symptom checker has been developed by Novartis with patient groups and expert doctors. It takes into consideration recommendations from medical societies. This symptom checker is designed for your personal use and Novartis will not collect any personal information in connection with its use. Novartis will not have any liability from any and all claims, costs, losses, liabilities and damages of any sort, whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or related to your use of the symptom checker. The checker has been designed to check symptoms of chronic heart failure only.