Heart Failure Before Age 65: How Does it Happen?

Heart Failure Before Age 65: How Does it Happen?

February 13, 2017

From Cleveland Clinic

As you get older, you are more likely to have heart failure — it’s the leading cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. But men and women under 65 also are at risk for developing heart failure. Why does that happen in younger people? And how can you prevent it?

It’s important to know that, despite its name, “heart failure” does not mean your heart has failed or stopped working. The term describes a medical condition in which the heart is not pumping enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.

There are a number of factors that may make heart failure more likely, despite your age.

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