What do hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

A causes b. Hypertension is a leading cause of CHF but not the opposite. People with CHF may have high blood pressure, normal blood pressure, or low bp. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly all meds used to treat CHF incidentally lower BP as well.

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Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Cv words. These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart.

What exactly does hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

CHF. Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type.

How does hypertension and congestive heart failure correlate?

One canlead to other. Hypertension can cause changes in the heart like overgrowth of the heart muscle or weakening of the muscle through plaque build up in the arteries that feed the heart or degradation of the heart valves. These changes can then cause the pump to fail, and when it doesn't pump well, fluid tends to build up in places like the lungs and we call that congestive heart failure.

Does my sister with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

Need more info. Some times high BP can cause heart failure which than causes a low BP or hypotension due to the weak heart. Without more info this is merely conjecture.

Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

All of the above. There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the BP tends to be low. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly every treatment we use for CHF lowers BP as a side effect.

How does mild congestive heart failure develop from hypertension?

Heart wall weakens. High blood pressure increases the load against which the heart has to pump. The heart compensates by thickening its walls, a phenomenon called left ventricular hypertrophy. Over time, this impairs heart function by decreasing its ability to relax and fill between beats. To add insult to injury, the kidneys add to the volume of blood to support blood flow, exacerbating the problem.