Congestive Heart Failure Prevention
The most common causes of heart failure are:
(Click Causes of Congestive Heart Failure for more information.)
Getting treatment for any underlying conditions you have -- and following this treatment as directed -- are key components of a congestive heart failure prevention plan. This can also greatly reduce your risk of heart failure.
Other things you can do to prevent congestive heart failure from occurring include:
- Eat a heart-healthy diet low in salt, saturated fat, and cholesterol
- Quit smoking, if you smoke
- Lose weight, if you are overweight.