High BP reduces the Heart Elasticity
Published On: September 2016 | Category: Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare



The 120/80 is the Blood pressure standard measurement in an adult. This serves as a dynamic number that fluctuates during the day. Conversely, in case your Blood pressure stays higher consistently, you may be suffering with High blood pressure. High blood pressure (may lead to various heart conditions that are referred to as Hypertensive heart disease. Hypertensive heart disease is attributing to coronary artery disease, heart failure and heart muscle thickening.

Heart disease types

The major heart diseases types are caused owing to the arteries narrowing or enlargement and thickening of heart.   High blood pressure causes the blood vessels to narrow and this stop or slows the blood reaching the heart. It is medically referred to as coronary heart or artery disease.

CHD puts an individual at increased heart attack risk and this is due to a blood clot that gets stuck in the narrowed arteries and it cuts off blood flowing to the heart. The heart works harder to pump blood due to HBP. The extra work consistently thickens your heart muscles thick. Generally, such a change is observed in the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle that is referred to as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and this may put pressure leading again to CHD on the coronary arteries.

Both CHD and LVH cause various complications such as a Heart failure, heart attack, arrhythmia, sudden cardiac arrest, ischemic heart disease, sudden death and stroke.

Heart diseases in India are the leading cause accounting for nearly 26% of deaths.  Any individual is at risk with a high blood pressure of hypertensive heart disease.