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What can lower your chances of getting heart failure?

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To lower your chances of getting heart failure, manage these four key things:

  • Keep your blood pressure in a normal range.
  • Stay at a healthy weight with diet and exercise.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Patients with AFib Can Prevent Heart Failure with a Few Key Choices."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off - Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Management and Treatment."

European Cardiology : "Atrial fibrillation, cognitive decline and dementia."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Complications from Atrial Fibrillation."

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare : "What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Atrial Fibrillation," “Sleep Apnea,” “CPAP.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Patients with AFib Can Prevent Heart Failure with a Few Key Choices."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off - Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Management and Treatment."

European Cardiology : "Atrial fibrillation, cognitive decline and dementia."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Complications from Atrial Fibrillation."

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare : "What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Atrial Fibrillation," “Sleep Apnea,” “CPAP.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2018

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