Congestive Heart Failure Home > 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.
     
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