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What happens to the heart if you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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High blood pressure over time results in response called hyper trophy.
This affects the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. The chronic pressure overload can also cause the left upper chamber to dilate which can lead to arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation. The end stage result can be heart failure.

In brief: Thickens

High blood pressure over time results in response called hyper trophy.
This affects the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. The chronic pressure overload can also cause the left upper chamber to dilate which can lead to arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation. The end stage result can be heart failure.
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