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How is hypertension related to atherosclerosis?
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Narrows pipe
Just as narrowing your garden hose can give you a thinner stronger stream; however the real concern is a plaque ain't smooth.
Damage a platelet, get a clot, stop the all important flow of blood. Lack of oxygen causes death to cells fed by this area. Picture this in the vessels that feed your heart or your brain.

In brief: Narrows pipe
Just as narrowing your garden hose can give you a thinner stronger stream; however the real concern is a plaque ain't smooth.
Damage a platelet, get a clot, stop the all important flow of blood. Lack of oxygen causes death to cells fed by this area. Picture this in the vessels that feed your heart or your brain.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is a risk factor
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or vascular disease).
A risk factor means is something that significantly increases the chance you will get a "bad" outcome. So, if you have hypertension, it is significantly more likely you will have a heart attack or stroke vs. Someone without hypertension - all other things equal.

In brief: It is a risk factor
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or vascular disease).
A risk factor means is something that significantly increases the chance you will get a "bad" outcome. So, if you have hypertension, it is significantly more likely you will have a heart attack or stroke vs. Someone without hypertension - all other things equal.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hypertension
Prolonged hypertension is a high risk factor for the development of athersclerosis.
Many people with hypertension do not feel it or know they have it, so it is important to obtain regular physical examinations to help you stay healthy.

In brief: Hypertension
Prolonged hypertension is a high risk factor for the development of athersclerosis.
Many people with hypertension do not feel it or know they have it, so it is important to obtain regular physical examinations to help you stay healthy.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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