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Why do people with clogged coronary arteries generally have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure. High blood pressure will damage the endothelium or lining of the blood vessels increasing the chance of coronary artery disease. Not everyone with coronary disease has high blood pressure but many do. This is known as a risk factor for heart disease. Read more...

Why do people get hypertension and what is coronary artery disease?

Still CAD. Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. Read more...

How can you develop coronary artery disease without hypertension? What is the liklihood of contracting coronary artery disease without any hypertension?

Having . Having ideal blood pressure (<120/80 mmhg) goes a long way toward preventing coronary artery disease, but it is only one of several risk factors. Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as age, gender and genetics. But other things you can do to help prevent atherosclerosis include abstaining from tobacco, controlling your cholesterol, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising, and minimizing stress. Unfortunately, hypertension is very common and the majority of people develop it at some point in their life as they age. Read more...
Yes. Risk for development of CAD (coronary artery disease) is multi-factorial. Genetics, cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, sedantary lifestyle, stress, life style choices etc can all contribute as much as hypertension, although hypertension tends to be a common assocaited condition with cad. Read more...

Is there any new recommendations regarding hypertension and pre hypertension in people with definite coronary artery disease?

Hi Mr. Mohammed: Patients with documented CAD (coronary artery disease) need more stricter bp control. Along with low sodium diet, and exercise, you'd doctor may recommend anti hypertensive medications depending on your bp, past medical history and allergy history. It's best to start off with life style changes: 1) Low sodium, heart healthy diet 2) exercise 3) Avoid alcohol or tobacco use 4) Reduce caffeine intake. Read more...
For younger. men <60, the recommendation is stricter blood pressure control <= 120/80 with beta blocker, thiazide diuretic and/or ACE inhibitor or ARB. For older folks the current recommended pressure threshold is <= 130/85 but that recommendation could change within the next 2 years. Salt restriction to less than 2000 mg daily is also recommended along with cardiovascular exercises daily. Read more...