Heart Failure

What Increases Your Risk

Who gets heart failure? Some people are more likely to develop the condition. For example, because the heart’s squeezing ability tends to grow weaker over time, heart failure is more common as we age. It is also common after a heart attack. But heart failure can affect people of all ages. 

Other factors or conditions that can put you at risk include:

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Published: October 2015; updated 9/16/2016
Medical Reviewer: David E. Lanfear, MD, MS, FACC, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

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Although heart failure is a serious condition, it often can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication.