Congestive heart failure, or heart failure, is a long-term condition in which your heart can’t pump blood well enough to meet your body’s needs. Types of congestive heart failure include: -Left-sided heart failure. -Right-sided heart failure. -High-output heart failure. Congestive heart failure symptoms include: -Shortness of breath. -Waking up short of breath at night. -Chest pain. -Heart palpitations. -Fatigue when you’re active. -Weight gain. -Need to urinate while resting at night. -A dry, hacking cough. -A full (bloated) or hard stomach.Swelling in your ankles, legs and abdomen.