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Can my high blood pressure lead to a heart attack?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks. If you have it, take steps to keep it under control with health diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed, limited alcohol consumption, avoidance of tobacco and medications if needed. You should also find out what other risk factors for heart attack or stroke you have and address them as well.

Answered Oct 2, 2013



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Dr. Mark Stern answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk.

Answered Mar 10, 2019



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