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Is CHF due mainly to heart valve disease?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No
The most common cause of heart disease in United States is coronary artery disease.
Subsequently, coronary artery disease also causes this largest amount of congestive heart failure. Valve disease is an important cause of congestive heart failure but not the most common cause of congestive heart failure.

In brief: No
The most common cause of heart disease in United States is coronary artery disease.
Subsequently, coronary artery disease also causes this largest amount of congestive heart failure. Valve disease is an important cause of congestive heart failure but not the most common cause of congestive heart failure.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
In brief: No
Most heart failure in the United States is the result damage done to the heart by ischemic events (heart attacks).
Another common cause is uncontrolled high blood pressure which over a long period of time can cause the heart muscle to become too thick to pump blood efficiently.

In brief: No
Most heart failure in the United States is the result damage done to the heart by ischemic events (heart attacks).
Another common cause is uncontrolled high blood pressure which over a long period of time can cause the heart muscle to become too thick to pump blood efficiently.
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