Hypertensive heart disease

Definition of Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart problems that occur because of high blood pressure. These problems include:

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

High blood pressure increases the pressure in blood vessels. As the heart pumps against this pressure, it must work harder.

Review

Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Northwestern Clinic Echocardiography Lab, Northwest. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/22/2010

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