No. Unless you are african american then your rate is 1.5 times tat of a caucasian regardless of gender.
No. Unless you are african american then it is 1.5 times higher than whites no matter your gender.
Medication necessary. Heart healthy diet particularly low in salt and exercise training can help improve heart failure. However certain medications such as beta blockers, ace or arb and Aldactone (spironolactone) improve survival and should be taken if so advised by your cardiologist.
No. No it is not common but it's possible for a 37 year old female to have a heart failure.
Not common. But can happen. Causes include heavy alcohol drinking, rheumatic heart disease (in third world countries), severe valve endocarditis (infection of the heart valve), after delivery.
Yes. Left heart failure will affect the lungs. Right heart failure affects the systemic vaculature and causes ascites, abdominal distention, and lower extremity edema.
Findings. One must remeber that the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure and thuswhat is often referred to as left heart failure can represent biventricular failure. Isolated left heart failure usually manifests in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath. Right heart failure can manifest as passive liver congestion, periphera edema, elevated venous jugluar pressures, etc.