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12 Causes of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of people around the world. You can have this problem on the right side, left side, or even both sides of the heart. If left untreated in the long run, it would lead to heart failure. Congestive heart failure can be triggered by a wide range of reasons, both internal and external. Therefore, it is important to understand some major risk factors and common causes to take several preventive measures.

Coronary Artery Disease

One of the most common causes of congestive heart failure and other heart diseases is coronary artery disease. In this condition, the walls of your arteries are gradually narrowed when fat cells, debris, and cholesterol accumulate over time. As a result, the blood flows to your heart will be significantly reduced. Instead, blood would be congested and lead to congestive heart failure in the long run. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent this disease with the proper lifestyle and diet changes. Consult your doctor to take preventive measures and reduce the risk of congestive heart failure. [1]