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How quickly does high blood pressure damage the brain and heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: A long time

Hbp causes its damage over many years - decades.
(exception: super high blood pressure, in the range of 220/120 or higher, can cause immediate damage which is reversible. Symptoms are: confusion, heart failure, angina).

In brief: A long time

Hbp causes its damage over many years - decades.
(exception: super high blood pressure, in the range of 220/120 or higher, can cause immediate damage which is reversible. Symptoms are: confusion, heart failure, angina).
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