Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor right away if:

  • You have a sudden weight gain (more than 3 pounds in 1 day or 5 pounds in 1 week)
  • You have trouble breathing when you are at rest
  • You notice new or increased swelling in your ankles or lower legs
  • You notice swelling or pain in your abdomen
  • You have breathing trouble at night (you wake up short of breath or need more pillows to breathe normally)
  • You have a cough that will not go away
  • You feel more tired than usual

Learn more about what to do after you are discharged:

For more information about heart failure treatment at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center or to make an appointment, please call us at 713-DEBAKEY (713-332-2539) or complete our online contact us form.