Most Common Cause Of Heart Failure

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Heart failure has many causes and can evolve in different ways.

  • It can be a direct, latest-stage result of heart damage from one or more of several heart or circulation diseases.
  • It can occur over time as the heart tries to compensate for abnormalities caused by these conditions, a condition called remodeling.

In all cases, the weaker pumping action of the heart means that less blood is sent to the kidneys. The kidneys respond by retaining salt and water. This in turn increases edema (fluid...

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