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Understanding Heart Failure -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Heart Failure?

Drug therapy to lower blood pressure has been shown to reduce heart failure rates by 40%-60%.

Reducing blockages in the coronary arteries with anti-cholesterol drugs has been shown to reduce heart failure rates by 30%.

Understanding Heart Failure

Find out more about heart failure:

Basics

Symptoms

Diagnosis and Treatment

Prevention

Early diagnosis and treatment of heart-valve abnormalities can prevent heart failure caused by chronic volume overload of the heart's left chamber.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 15, 2013

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