Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Not the main. Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure. Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction. More to the entire story but that' s a start.

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Why does high blood pressure cause a heart attack?

May not. Many people with high BP do not have heart attacks. The heart is strained and hypertrophied, and in the presence of atherosclerosis may have obstruction and dissection, or plaque disruption to create a heart attack. Read more...

Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Yes. High blood pressure along with high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is the rupture of these plaques in coronary arteries that causes heart attacks. It takes years to develop significant atherosclerotic plaques. Read more...

For high blood pressure to cause heart attack how long must it be high?

Impossible to answer. Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). Read more...
Years. High blood pressure contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries. This process takes years to develop. Read more...

Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Risk factor. High blood pressure contributes to atherosclerosis and plaque in the coronary arteries along with high cholesterol, and if left untreated it takes several years for it to cause heart attack when eventually there is instability in the plaque and prduces a clot that causes blockage to blood supply to the heart muscle causing heart attack. Read more...
Not specific. Atherosclerosis develops over time and can occur without hypertension= high blood pressure! heart attacks frequently occur without hypertension history. Read more...

Recently blood pressure gets high sometime. Does it take years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Blood pressure. No one know how long. Clearly longer periods are more harmful. Read more...
Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis and hypertension are common and together. Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain but does not specifically block the coronary arteries. Blood pressure control non smoking cholesterol control exercize are important in prevention. Read more...

Can my high blood pressure lead to a heart attack?

Yes. High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart attacks. If you have it, take steps to keep it under control with health diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed, limited alcohol consumption, avoidance of tobacco and medications if needed. You should also find out what other risk factors for heart attack or stroke you have and address them as well. Read more...
Yes. Yes eventually it will contribute to an increased risk. Read more...

Do I need to have high blood pressure to have a heart attack?

No. Independent variables that can happen together but not always. Read more...
No. High blood pressure is only one risk factor for heart attack. Others include smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, age, and family history of heart disease. It is such a common problem, there are some patients that have none of these risk factors, but still have heart attacks. Read more...