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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 February 28, 2015

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