Risk Factors for Heart Failure

Although heart failure may strike at any age, it is more common in people over the age of 65, but can be found in patients of all ages.

Risk factors include:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Damage to the heart valves or history of a heart murmur
  • Enlargement of the heart
  • Family history of enlarged heart
  • Diabetes

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