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Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy Underlying Cause

Hypertensive retinopathy is caused by high blood pressure, which damages the small arteries that supply blood to the heart. Over time, the damaged vessels cause damage to the heart, which leads to congestive heart failure.

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Last Updated: May 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy References
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