Heart Failure (cont.)
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Many problems can cause heart failure, including damage to the heart's muscle, valves, or electrical system. These can all affect how well the heart pumps.
Problems that damage the heart muscle
Other things that damage the heart's valves
Problems with the heart's electrical system
Certain triggers, such as too much sodium or not taking medicines the right way, may suddenly make heart failure worse. This can sometimes cause deadly problems such as pulmonary edema or cardiogenic shock.
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