We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near West Hills, CA.

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Dr. Aamer H Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aamer Jamali is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in West Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jamali accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jamali graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Dr. Farhad Rafii, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Rafii is a West Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rafii include electrocardiogram (EKG), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rafii accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Rafii attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rafii (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian.

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Dr. Shehnaz N Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11177 Tampa Boulevard; #b
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Shehnaz Habib sees patients in Paramount, CA, Panorama City, CA, and Northridge, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Habib attended medical school at Dow Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Habib average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. Dr. Habib's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Obesity, General Care

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place, Suite 302; 23101 Sherrman Place#302
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami works as a general OB/GYN. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cancer. Dr. Amirgholami is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Amirgholami's education and training includes medical school at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Amirgholami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. She has an open panel.

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.

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