Suneel thakur asked 8 years ago

What is the connection between high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease?

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freedoctorhelpline Staff answered 8 years ago

High blood pressure brings on heart failure by causing left ventricular hypertophy, a thickening of the heart muscle that results in less effective muscle relaxation between heart beats. This makes it difficult for the heart to fill with enough blood to supply the body’s organs, especially during exercise, leading your body to hold onto fluids and your heart rate to increase.

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