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Can high blood pressure cause ischemic heart disease?

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High blood pressure can cause ischemic heart disease. This means that the heart muscle isn't getting enough blood. Ischemic heart disease is usually the result of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (coronary artery disease), which impedes blood flow to the heart.

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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