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Heart disease. Is it possible to have heart disease, or clogged arteries, if you have low / normal blood pressure, and a normal cholesterol level of 187.

Yes . Yes it is. The risk factors for developing coronary artery disease include:high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, smoking cigarettes, and a family history of coronary artery disease. It is good to have a normal blood pressure and normal cholesterol. Your risk will depend on the other factors listed. Hope this info helps. Read more...
Yes. . Yes. There are many kinds of heart disease. "clogged arteries" or coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common in industrialized countries. While high blood pressure, elevated 'bad' cholesterol (ldl) and decreased 'good' cholesterol' increase the risk of cad, there are several other risk factors including male sex, advancing age, premature family history of cad, and smoking history to name a few. In addition, please note that there are many other causes of heart disease above and beyond cad. If you have any symptoms or risk factors, you should seek care from your physician and/or other health care provider for there are many presentations for heart disease. The good news is that there are plenty of effective preventive measures and treatments now. Read more...

All blood work normal EKG stress test chest X-ray all normal, but I am taking blood pressure med. If no heart disease am I still at risk for heart att?

Yes, we all are. We are all at risk for heart attacks. The risk factors addressed in the website given below affect the chances of disease, but lack of all of these risk factors does not reduce the likelihood of heart attack to zero. Maintaining a healthy life style reduces the risk. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/basics/risk-factors/con-20019520. Read more...

I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

Not necessarily. Hypertension is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. If you have a normal blood pressure but weigh 300 pounds, smoke two packs per day, have diabetes, have a high cholesterol, and are a couch potato, the normal blood pressure will probably not be very protective. Read more...
No. Blood pressure is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. Having normal blood pressure is a positive thing for you. Just don't be falsely reassured if you have any other signs of heart disease. Read more...
Perhaps. But there are several things that go into heart disease. Smoking, diabetes, family history, chronic inflammation to name a few. Blood pressure is just one of many risk factors. Read more...