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What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

Heart and others: Uncontrolled hypertension is very damaging to all organ systems -- the brain, the heart, the kidney and others. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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I have high blood pressure and on medication for 3 day now I feel my heart buzzing need help. Your advice would be a great help to me.

I have high blood pressure and on medication for 3 day now I feel my heart buzzing need help. Your advice would be a great help to me.

It is quite`: common for patients who are informed that their Blood Pressure is abnormal and requires medical treatment to become "heart conscious"...its just a bit of anxiety...and 3 days is too early to decide about the suitability of the medication your Health Provider prescribed! I assume you have a follow-up visit soon?? If not...schedule one..to be sure the medicine is working and its suitable for you! ...Read more

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How are high blood pressure and heart failure connected?

How are high blood pressure and heart failure connected?

Heart - Hypertension: Hypertension can cause heart failure by causing strain on the heart muscle due to the excess work of pumping into high pressure arteries, or by causing the tiny arterioles that bring blood to the heart muscle and lining to narrow and become stiff, thus damaging heart function due to low blood supply. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

They can: Innocent heart murmurs can be present in pts with hypertension. People with congenital heart disease with bicuspid aortic valve with heart murmur, can have associated condition called coarctation of aota with hypertension they can have both ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

Get BP checked now!: If you have a way to check your BP at home, do it now. If not, see your doctor, an urgent care, or go to the emergency room now. Your BP may be seriously high, and putting you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried ?

My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried ?

This pressure is a: bit low. If he is otherwise asymptomatic and heart rate is normal, it is probably ok. You should ask his doctor if his meds need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Medications: Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more