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I am not the patient with heart failure. The person with heart failure was well nine months ago and is about ninety years of age now. He has high blood pressure for which he is on amlodipine. I noticed he was getting slighty short of breath on walking at least five months ago. He does pranayama and sometimes yoga. Now he has developed leg swelling and there are crepitations in his lungs. I noticed that his pulse was 104 per minute and his blood pressure 160/ 80. He says his blood pressure is usually 140/ 80 mm Hg. I am pretty certain he has developed heart failure but we have to wait for a few days before he can be taken to the doctor. My mother also developed heart failure because of high blood pressure. I think people with high blood pressure should go to the doctor as soon as they see signs of breathlessness or swelling of the legs. A rise in pulse rate is also to be taken seriously unless it can be explained by fever or exercise or other reasons, especially in older people. Take your illness seriously and see the doctor.
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