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Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: It can happen

Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke.
Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous.

In brief: It can happen

Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke.
Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous.
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Dr. Quazi Bari
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

High blood pressure is a very hight risk factor for heart attack or stroke.
Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessel that suppies brain and hight blood pressure damages arteries throughout the body including heart and brain and by that weakens the artery and put you at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Thanks..

In brief: Very common

High blood pressure is a very hight risk factor for heart attack or stroke.
Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessel that suppies brain and hight blood pressure damages arteries throughout the body including heart and brain and by that weakens the artery and put you at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Thanks..
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Strong risk factor

Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke or a myocardial infarction.
That being said, not all people with high blood pressure are guaranteed to suffer from a stroke or heart attack.

In brief: Strong risk factor

Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke or a myocardial infarction.
That being said, not all people with high blood pressure are guaranteed to suffer from a stroke or heart attack.
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