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Who can get heart failure?

Anyone can get heart failure; however, it occurs more in the elderly and in people with existing medical conditions such as coronary artery disease, previous heart attack(s) or hypertension (high blood pressure). People born with heart defects are also at greater risk of developing heart failure.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Atrial fibrillation


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