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Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Pegoraro is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Pegoraro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
927 N Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed works as a general internist. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards is an internist in Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Edwards is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
312 West New York Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Sulbaran graduated from the University of Zulia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Stent Placement, ... (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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