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What other things play a role in heart failure?

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Other things that play a role in heart failure are:

All these can cause the heart to work in overdrive, weakening it over time.

  • Genetics
  • Infections
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Chemotherapy
  • Long-term diseases like diabetes, HIV, and hypothyroidism
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "About Heart Attacks," "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack," "About Heart Failure," "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Heart Failure?" "What is a Heart Attack?" "Who is at risk for atherosclerosis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Angina," "Heart Disease Causes."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "About Heart Attacks," "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack," "About Heart Failure," "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Heart Failure?" "What is a Heart Attack?" "Who is at risk for atherosclerosis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Angina," "Heart Disease Causes."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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