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Top 5 Causes of Heart Failure and Treatment Options

Cardiac Health

Mark J. Zucker, MD, Director of Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, discusses the five most common causes of heart failure. Dr. Zucker also provides several treatment options for heart failure, such as IV inotropic therapy, mechanical cardiac support, heart transplantation, stem cell technology, or c-pulse intervention.

Common Causes of Heart Failure Include:

1. Hypertension

2. Ischemic heart disease

3. Coronary artery disease

4. Valvular heart disease

5. Viral cardiomyopathy