How does high blood pressure increase your risk of heart disease?
Consultant cardiologist Dr Navtej S Chahal explains how high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease.
High blood pressure is frequently called the silent killer.
In itself, having high blood pressure often doesn’t cause any immediate symptoms. However, over a period of time, it can increase the narrowing in the coronary arteries, the arteries that carry blood to your heart muscle, and that can lead to an increased risk of having a sudden blockage and a heart attack.
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