This is a condition you don’t hear much about, and yet many people suffer from it and experience problems that can affect their lives in a variety of ways. The condition relates to heart disease that exists as a direct consequence of having high blood pressure. If you have a high BP this will be referred to as being hypertensive.
Since your blood pressure levels can be checked quickly and easily when you visit your GP, it is easy to discover whether you have high blood pressure or not. It should be checked occasionally to reduce the chances of a failure to diagnose hypertensive heart disease further down the line. If someone has high blood pressure and it goes undiagnosed there is a higher chance they will experience further problems later on. These can include angina, coronary artery disease and even heart failure.
When your BP is high it means your arteries are under a lot of pressure to get the blood around your body. It also puts your heart under additional strain. Over time this can lead to potential problems that can be serious if not diagnosed early. Considering a high BP is easy to diagnose given the simple nature of the test, there is no real reason why it should not be spotted.
Could hypertensive heart disease have a huge effect on your life?
Many people suffer from hypertensive heart disease of some kind that has been caused by a rise in their blood pressure. Hypertension is known as a silent disease – and also a silent killer – because you often have no idea your blood pressure is higher than it should be. If it is spotted and treated you can reduce the odds of experiencing heart disease related to being hypertensive. Therefore a failure to diagnose hypertensive heart disease could be a major error made by a medical professional.
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Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown