For diagnosing heart failure
, we initially need to know the signs & symptoms of heart failure
. If the patient has got dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), cough, nocturia (passing urine at night), generalized fatigue, then heart failure
should be thought of. Patients who have long stand
ing hypertension or have had a history of heart
attack/undergone bypass surgery are more prone to heart failure
compared to the general population.