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How does high blood pressure contribute to angina?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

High blood pressure can cause harm to the arteries. This may increase the narrowing, or atherosclerosis, that occurs in the arteries. When the arteries narrow enough to limit blood flow to the heart, angina can occur. You can decrease your chances of high blood pressure by exercising, managing stress, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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