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How is hypertension related to stroke?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Blood vessel damage

Hypertension can directly damage small blood vessels in the brain, leading to thickening of the walls of the blood vessels and subsequent closure.
Hypertension can rupture small blood vessels in the brain. Over the long term, hypertension can cause an increase in hardening of the arteries.

In brief: Blood vessel damage

Hypertension can directly damage small blood vessels in the brain, leading to thickening of the walls of the blood vessels and subsequent closure.
Hypertension can rupture small blood vessels in the brain. Over the long term, hypertension can cause an increase in hardening of the arteries.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pipe burst

Increase the pressure in any ''plumbing''-particularly the one that carries blood from heart to brain.
Enough pressure will weaken then literally burst. A jet of pressurized blood tearing your brain will cause brain damage. High blood pressure is truly silent but deadly.

In brief: Pipe burst

Increase the pressure in any ''plumbing''-particularly the one that carries blood from heart to brain.
Enough pressure will weaken then literally burst. A jet of pressurized blood tearing your brain will cause brain damage. High blood pressure is truly silent but deadly.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Causes

Vacular disease and increases chance of bleeding into or around brain.

In brief: Causes

Vacular disease and increases chance of bleeding into or around brain.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Lucia Zamorano
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 020

Hypertension is a risk factor and can cause hemorrhagic stroke.

In brief: 020

Hypertension is a risk factor and can cause hemorrhagic stroke.
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