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How can high blood pressure cause right-side heart failure?

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Blood pressure measures how hard your heart pumps blood through your arteries. The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart is working to pump it. That means, over time, your heart muscles can thicken and weaken because of the extra work they do.

From: What Is Right-side Heart Failure? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: “What is Heart Failure?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Heart Failure?” “What Are Congenital Heart Defects?”

University of California Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure.”

MedlinePlus: “Cor pulmonale.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 27, 2016

SOURCES

American Heart Association: “What is Heart Failure?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Heart Failure?” “What Are Congenital Heart Defects?”

University of California Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure.”

MedlinePlus: “Cor pulmonale.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 27, 2016

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