What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

Heart and others. Uncontrolled hypertension is very damaging to all organ systems -- the brain, the heart, the kidney and others.
Hypertension . Hypertension is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Hypertension can also cause thickening of the heart muscle and possibly weakening of the heart muscle if untreated.

Related Questions

I have high blood pressure and on medication for 3 day now I feel my heart buzzing need help. Your advice would be a great help to me.

It is quite`. common for patients who are informed that their Blood Pressure is abnormal and requires medical treatment to become "heart conscious"...its just a bit of anxiety...and 3 days is too early to decide about the suitability of the medication your Health Provider prescribed! I assume you have a follow-up visit soon?? If not...schedule one..to be sure the medicine is working and its suitable for you! Read more...

High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

They can. Innocent heart murmurs can be present in pts with hypertension. People with congenital heart disease with bicuspid aortic valve with heart murmur, can have associated condition called coarctation of aota with hypertension they can have both . Read more...

I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

Get BP checked now! If you have a way to check your BP at home, do it now. If not, see your doctor, an urgent care, or go to the emergency room now. Your BP may be seriously high, and putting you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. Read more...

My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried?

This pressure is a. bit low. If he is otherwise asymptomatic and heart rate is normal, it is probably ok. You should ask his doctor if his meds need to be adjusted. Read more...

Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Discuss w/doc. Your GI doc may want to modify the regimen on the day of the procedure by having you delay or skip a dose, but it depends on the meds, if any sedation will be used, and your other conditions. This is a common question and is best asked directly of the performing clinician. Read more...
Medications. Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure. Read more...