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Sudden heart failure happens when your heart suddenly cannot not pump as much blood as your body needs. Certain triggers can cause sudden heart failure. These triggers upset the delicate balance in your body, making it harder for your heart to pump effectively.
You can help prevent sudden heart failure by avoiding the triggers that cause it.
Unfortunately, many health problems can also cause sudden heart failure. These include:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology|
|Last Revised||September 12, 2012|
Last Revised: September 12, 2012
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