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Can high blood pressure bring on heart failure?

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High blood pressure may bring on heart failure by causing left ventricular hypertrophy, a thickening of the heart muscle that results in less effective muscle relaxation between heart beats. This makes it difficult for the heart to fill with enough blood to supply the body’s organs, especially during exercise, leading your body to hold onto fluids and your heart rate to increase.

SOURCE: University of Maryland Medical Center.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

SOURCE: University of Maryland Medical Center.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

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