A 55-year-old female asked:
Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? i don't have coronary heart disease. but can get pain on exertion
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: When the heart has to work harder because of significant hypertension, it requires more oxygen. In some cases, the oxygen demand may be more then even normal coronary arteries can provide. If that is the case, then after your blood pressure is treated your chest pain should resolve.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Why does high blood pressure increase my risk for coronary heart disease?
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Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
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Last updated Apr 11, 2013
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