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What effect will very high blood pressure caused by sleep apnea have on my heart?

Age 87; 5′ tall, weight 98 lb; mitral valve prolapse with 76% ef at +/- age 67. What effect will very high blood pressure caused by sleep apnea have on my heart? Cause heart failure?

Submitted by Frances from Beaumont, Texas on 05/10/2014

Answer:
by Domingo G. Gonzalez, Jr., MD

High blood pressure from any cause will, over time, put you at increased risk of stroke, kidney failure and congestive heart failure.