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What happens if someone had a blocked artery would it increase their blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No, but: High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for developing a blocked artery (especially in the brain).
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
High Blood Pressure: Blocked arteries are most often caused by high blood pressure. High blood pressure means that the force exerted against your arteries is too high. This causes damage to the arteries. Damaged arteries accumulate circulating materials such as cholesterol, platelets, fats and plaque builds up. It also cause s hardening of the arteries.

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