I am new here. Yesterday I was diagnosed with severe heart failure and am feeling shocked and scared. The consultant was extremely good at explaining things and was extra careful because I had had no obvious symptoms so no warning of what he was going to say. I am going to begin drug therapy and have a pacemaker fitted once the drugs have been gradually increased and assessed. I am also going to have an angiogram and an MRI. It is such a lot to take in. Today I can't remember details of what I was told!!! Is this a usual reaction?