In general, hypertension represents the most significant modifiable risk factor for the development of HF. In a US case-control study, the conditions with the largest attributable risks for heart failure were arrhythmia (48.7%), coronary artery disease (33.9%), and hypertension (28.4%). When combined, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, and hypertension had an attributable risk of 73%. If these conditions can be assumed to be causal, 73% of heart failure cases would be avoided if all three conditions were eliminated from the population.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali, Jeffrey J. Hsu. Fast Five Quiz: Causes of Heart Failure - Medscape - Dec 13, 2022.