Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertension - hypertensive heart; High blood pressure - hypertensive heart

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart problems that occur because of high blood pressure that is present over a long time.

Hypertension

Hypertension is a disorder characterized by consistently high blood pressure. Blood pressure readings are given as two numbers. The top number is called systolic blood pressure, and it represents the pressure generated when the heart beats. The bottom number is called diastolic blood pressure, and it represents the pressure in the vessels when the heart is at rest. Persistent high blood pressure can lead to abnormal changes in the heart.

Lifestyle changes

Hypertension is a disorder characterized by chronically high blood pressure. It must be monitored, treated and controlled by medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of both.

Causes

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention