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 specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali honors. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stroke, General Care, Cardioversion, Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farhad Rafii specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of electrocardiogram (EKG), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Rafii is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Rafii (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Rafii is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shehnaz Habib is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Habib include obesity, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Habib is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley, and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Habib trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in West Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Amirgholami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Amirgholami's clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cancer. She is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. She attended Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Amirgholami average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Amirgholami is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Urologic Disorders, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

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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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