Fast Five Quiz: Causes of Heart Failure

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


February 22, 2021

Figure 1. Chest radiograph showing congestive heart failure in an elderly man with anemia.

A recent epidemiologic analysis showed that ischemic heart disease is the most frequent cause of HF with known etiology, accounting for 42.3% of all cases.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the second most common cause of HF, accounting for 37% of cases. Aortic valve disease and myocarditis account for just 3.4% and 2.6% of HF cases, respectively.

Learn more about the causes of HF.


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