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What are some risk factors for congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Significant

Heart disease and uncontrolled HTN for starters.

In brief: Significant

Heart disease and uncontrolled HTN for starters.
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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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.
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