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The leading causes of congestive heart failure are heart attack and/or coronary artery disease. Other possible causes are valve damage from rheumatic fever, congenital defects in the heart (those you are born with), atherosclerosis, diabetes and high blood pressure. If someone has congestive heart failure they should avoid drugs that cause sodium retention or affect the heart's beating power. Such drugs are things like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Advil, Motrin), a few diabetes drugs, and a class of high blood pressure medications called calcium channel blockers.
Lisinopril is actually used to treat congestive heart failure. It doesn't cause it.
What other drugs do you take?
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