Heart failure develops over time due to one or more causes such as high blood pressure, congestive heart disease, and diabetes. Smoking is directly related to many conditions that can lead to heart failure. Heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped, however it is a serious condition that requires immediate attention. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump blood the way it should. In some cases, the heart can’t fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can’t send blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems.
If you still have a healthy heart you can help prevent heart failure by first preventing heart disease. The best way to do that is to quit smoking, eat healthy, exercise, manage stress, avoid illegal drugs, and maintain a healthy weight.