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12 Causes of Congestive Heart Failure


Blood pressure is basically the amount of force needed by the arteries to pump blood to the heart. When you are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure, the heart needs to work much harder than usual to transport blood to other parts of the body. In the long term, the muscles and tissues of this organ would become thicker and stiffer. This can eventually reduce the efficiency of your heart and increase the risk of developing congestive heart failure. Hypertension is a major risk in both women and men. In addition, this health condition is associated with coronary artery disease, another possible cause of heart failure. [2]