A 55-year-old female asked:
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can high blood pressure cause angina pain? i don't have coronary heart disease. but can get pain on exertion

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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Apr 11, 2013
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