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Can high blood pressure lead to stroke?

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High blood pressure can lead to stroke, either by contributing to the process of atherosclerosis (which can lead to blockages and/or clots), or by weakening the blood vessel wall and causing it to rupture.

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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