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How do other illnesses affect microvascular angina?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes are other illnesses that can cause microvascular angina. High blood pressure can weaken the heart muscles. High cholesterol can add to the plaque buildup that narrows the walls of the arteries. Carrying extra weight on your body can increase blood pressure, which can damage arteries. Diabetes raises blood sugar levels, which can affect your blood circulation.

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