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How Does Hypertension Cause An Insufficient Supply Of Blood To The Heart
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Hypertension: Overgrowth of heart muscle relative to blood supply, damage to vessels. ...Read more
Could you please describe how high concentrations of cholesterol in the blood can lead to disease of the blood vessels?
Might a problem with the dijestive system cause the heart to race and cause high blood pressure.Serious answers ?
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for sphygmomanometers (bp cuffs) to cause damage to arteries or other parts of the circulatory system?
Congestion: As left atrial pressure increases, the pulmonary vasculature becomes congested until frank transudation occurs (pulmonary edema) if it is acute. In the chronic state, pressure in the pulmonary artery rises. The right ventricle fails. The right atrial pressure rises. There is systemic venous congestion and frank bi-ventricular failure results. ...Read more
How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?
More pressure: High blood pressure relates to higher pressure of blood, not faster pace. Being overweight causes more constriction of blood vessels, resulting in the heart needing to pump stronger to move the blood through. It is similar to blowing air through a smaller straw (it takes more pressure to move the air through) ...Read more
The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened
Heart Valves in long term use?
NO: There are no long term effects of beta blockers on the heart valves or for that matter ANY STRUCTURAL cardiac abnormalities!!!!! Hope this helps and answers the NUMEROUS QUESTIONS on this subject at todays on-line session!! BE WELL DR Z ...Read more
Can you let me know is it true that taking table salt could cause hypertension, stroke and ballooning of the blood vessel?
Possible: In general, only long distance runner or competitive cyclist and soldiers in the field should concern themselves about taking table salts -- and the rest of us should stay clear of table salts except perhaps to add to your soup if you have to -- and the answer to your question is a strong yes -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?
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