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How can someone prevent congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Dx Early & Tx Causes

Since the primary cause is atherosclerosis i.
e. Coronary artery disease (even if lumens look ok on angiography) driving ? blood flow & heart muscle damage, aggressively treat the factors driving atherosclerosis [lipoproteins (not cholesterol) blood sugar, bp, etc. To abnormally healthy levels], remove excess body water, keep BP low nl, treat with acei (aceon (perindopril) 1 of best) & carvedilol, exercise, etc.

In brief: Dx Early & Tx Causes

Since the primary cause is atherosclerosis i.
e. Coronary artery disease (even if lumens look ok on angiography) driving ? blood flow & heart muscle damage, aggressively treat the factors driving atherosclerosis [lipoproteins (not cholesterol) blood sugar, bp, etc. To abnormally healthy levels], remove excess body water, keep BP low nl, treat with acei (aceon (perindopril) 1 of best) & carvedilol, exercise, etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Health maintenance

The top causes of HF in the US are coronary artery disease, HTN, renal failure.
These can be prevented/managed with good healthy lifestyles and meds. Other causes, ie viral cardiomyopathy, hemochromatosis, etc are rare.

In brief: Health maintenance

The top causes of HF in the US are coronary artery disease, HTN, renal failure.
These can be prevented/managed with good healthy lifestyles and meds. Other causes, ie viral cardiomyopathy, hemochromatosis, etc are rare.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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