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I have liver failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?

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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause....

Liver failure is not commonly linked to heart attacks, but if your liver failure is from alcohol issues, alcohol is a known cause of heart muscle weakening (cardiomyopathy).
If your liver failure is due to non-alcohol steatohepatitis (nash), commonly caused by fats, those same fats could damage the heart's arteries. Diabetics sadly have a higher risk of both liver disease and heart disease.

In brief: Depends on cause....

Liver failure is not commonly linked to heart attacks, but if your liver failure is from alcohol issues, alcohol is a known cause of heart muscle weakening (cardiomyopathy).
If your liver failure is due to non-alcohol steatohepatitis (nash), commonly caused by fats, those same fats could damage the heart's arteries. Diabetics sadly have a higher risk of both liver disease and heart disease.
Dr. Allen Fein
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No not necessarily

Unless you have risk factors for heart disease.

In brief: No not necessarily

Unless you have risk factors for heart disease.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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