What Are the Causes?

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Causes may include:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Arrhythmias (e.g., atrial fibrillation)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart defects present since birth (congenital heart disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases of the heart muscle
  • Infection of the heart and/or heart valves
  • Past heart attack that caused damage to the heart muscle

Last Reviewed: April 25, 2011 V-00304