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    Failure to diagnose hypertensive heart disease


    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.

    Get your no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline today

    If you believe you have been in this situation and your health has suffered, you could have cause to bring a no win, no fee claim against the medical professional(s) involved. Proof of negligence must be evident but our professional injury compensation lawyers can help you ascertain whether this is available. Our 24-hour enquiry line is open and completely free for you to use, so why not call us now on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case so you know whether you could claim or not?

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    Date Published: August 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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