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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms, particularly if you already have been diagnosed with heart disease:

  • Significant fatigue

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Swelling of the ankles and legs

  • Swelling of your abdomen

  • Episodes of breathlessness

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