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Is high blood pressure or plaque build up worse?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Good question: Hard to answer this :o) high blood pressure predisposes you to heart disease, kidney damage, and stroke. Plaque build up - causes heart disease, kidney damage, and stroke. Also other blood vessel problems such as in the legs. I suppose, on average, would say that plaque build up (atherosclerosis) would be worse, although both need to be treated.

Answered 12/19/2012



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