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How is atherosclerosis related to high blood pressure?

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People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop coronary artery disease, because high blood pressure puts added force against the artery walls. Over time, that can damage the arteries, making them more vulnerable to the narrowing and plaque buildup of atherosclerosis. The narrowed artery limits or blocks blood flow to the heart muscle, depriving the heart of oxygen.

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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