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Can you explain to me why high blood pressure can be dangerous to an individual?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: The silent killer

Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart attacks. The major reduction in the incidence of strokes since 1950 has been attributed to the more widespread use of effective anti-hypertensive drugs. Htn causes no symptoms for about 30 years when end organ damage begins to occur.

In brief: The silent killer

Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart attacks. The major reduction in the incidence of strokes since 1950 has been attributed to the more widespread use of effective anti-hypertensive drugs. Htn causes no symptoms for about 30 years when end organ damage begins to occur.
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