Knowledgebase: Heart Failure
What is Heart Failure and What Causes It?
Posted by Anna Jones on 27 May 2014 03:47 PM

What Is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood at the right pressure around the body. The heart muscle becomes too weak or stiff to work properly, and this means the heart needs more support to do its job. It doesn’t mean that the heart will stop working.

What Causes Heart Failure?

There is no single cause, but if you have suffered with heart muscle weakness, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation, anemia, or an overactive thyroid gland, these are all probable causes.

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