Most people that develop heart failure have a pre-existing condition, like coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or a previous heart attack. If you’ve been diagnosed with one of these issues, it’s critical that you manage it carefully to help prevent the onset of heart failure.
In general, the number one thing you can do to fight back against heart-related health problems is to be aware of the most common risk factors.
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be at a higher risk.
- Do you have high blood pressure or high LDL cholesterol levels?
- Do you smoke or consume alcohol excessively?
- Are poor diet and inactivity causing you to be overweight or obese?
- Do you have diabetes?