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Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack ?
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hypertension
Uncertain.

In brief: Hypertension
Uncertain.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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