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What are some risk factors for congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on type
Most heart failure is related to one of two things; 1.
Ischemic heart disease (i.e. Heart attacks) risk factors for which include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, and family history. This causes the muscle of the heart to weaken and pump poorly. 2. Uncontrolled hypertension which can lead the heart muscle to become thickened and stiff and also impairs pumping ability.

In brief: Depends on type
Most heart failure is related to one of two things; 1.
Ischemic heart disease (i.e. Heart attacks) risk factors for which include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, and family history. This causes the muscle of the heart to weaken and pump poorly. 2. Uncontrolled hypertension which can lead the heart muscle to become thickened and stiff and also impairs pumping ability.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Significant
Heart disease and uncontrolled HTN for starters.

In brief: Significant
Heart disease and uncontrolled HTN for starters.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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