a: Blood pressure ~
b: a weight or load that the heart muscle

What: "Blood pressure is like a weight or load that the heart muscle must lift, and like any muscle, your heart gets larger with heavy lifting.Eventually, the muscle can no longer adapt to the excessive work load, and the heart's pumping efficiency decreases. If this occurs, the heart muscle may weaken and congestive heart failure may develop. By accelerating the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) as you age, high blood pressure increases the chances of a stroke or heart attack. And by puttingincreased pressure on your artery walls, high blood pressure also can predispose a person toan aneurysm, a weakened bulge in an artery."

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2014 6:02 PM

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