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Can my high blood pressure lead to a heart attack?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks.
If you have it, take steps to keep it under control with health diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed, limited alcohol consumption, avoidance of tobacco and medications if needed. You should also find out what other risk factors for heart attack or stroke you have and address them as well.

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks.
If you have it, take steps to keep it under control with health diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed, limited alcohol consumption, avoidance of tobacco and medications if needed. You should also find out what other risk factors for heart attack or stroke you have and address them as well.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk.

In brief: Yes

Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk.
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Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Megan Bird
High blood pressure makes our blood vessels rigid and less able to respond if the heart (or anything else like the brain) need extra blood flow. This, over time, can cause a heart attack or stroke.
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