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III - High blood pressure damage

3.1 - Acute crisis of blood pressure
3.2 - Sudden rise of blood pressure
3.3 - How to treat the sudden rise of blood pressure?
3.4 - Arterial complications and cerebral arterial damage
3.5 - High blood pressure also induces cardiac complications
3.6 - Another target of a high blood pressure: the renal complication

3.5 - High blood pressure also induces cardiac complications


Arteries become stiffer with high blood pressure and the heart is obliged to work more to evacuate blood. Thus, the heart becomes thicker, a hypertrophy appears which causes all kinds of cardiac complications.

The studies have showed that patients with high blood pressure who have a cardiac hypertrophy present more risk of a stroke and of cardiovascular problems.

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