Causes of congestive heart failure

Heart failure is a result of cardiovascular disease heart damage and weaken. These diseases include: coronary artery disease (heart muscle infarction, angina), high blood pressure, heart disease and valvular disease of heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). Increasingly more common cause is diabetes. Factors that increase the risk of worsening heart failure and are therefore the same as other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. These factors are: smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and high cholesterol levels in the blood.