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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

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Dr. James Chapman
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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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Artery hardening.: The arterial walls start to thicken and harden in response to elevated blood pressures. This is part of the process that leads to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. High blood pressure is considered one of the primary risk factors for coronary heart disease. Blood pressure is the force. Years of high blood pressure can damage your arteries, causing them to harden and narrow.

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Last updated Apr 11, 2013

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