Is High Blood Pressure a Sign or Symptom of Heart Disease?
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Navtej Chahal explains what high blood pressure means
Having high blood pressure is very important to identify. Often, patients have absolutely no symptoms, so it is very difficult to know that a problem may even be present.
Blood pressure is both a sign and a symptom of heart disease.
The most common form of high blood pressure occurs because of stiffness within the blood vessels of the heart and body. This has many adverse effects.
Once the blood vessels stiffen, fat is deposited within the linings of the blood vessels, which can predispose someone to a heart attack or a stroke.