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What do you need to know about high blood pressure and heart failure?

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High blood pressure can put you at risk for heart failure. And if you have heart failure, there's a good chance you also have high blood pressure, or "hypertension." About two-thirds of people whose hearts can't pump enough blood because of heart failure also have high blood pressure or once did.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart and Artery Damage and High Blood Pressure;" "Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure;" "Prevention and Treatment of High Blood Pressure;" and  "What is High Blood Pressure?"

Blood Pressure UK: "Heart Failure and High Blood Pressure."

Manickavasagam, S. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 2009.

Stacey Rosen, MD, a cardiologist at Northwell Health in New York and Vice President of Women's Health, Katz Institute for Women's Health, Northwell Health.

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart and Artery Damage and High Blood Pressure;" "Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure;" "Prevention and Treatment of High Blood Pressure;" and  "What is High Blood Pressure?"

Blood Pressure UK: "Heart Failure and High Blood Pressure."

Manickavasagam, S. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 2009.

Stacey Rosen, MD, a cardiologist at Northwell Health in New York and Vice President of Women's Health, Katz Institute for Women's Health, Northwell Health.

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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