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Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is an adult cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja accepts. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2877 Wellness Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pegoraro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hippalgaonkar average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Osmania University, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. William David works as a cardiologist. Dr. David is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Lawrence Edward Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Vallario has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallario takes. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vallario trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahuja has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at GSVM Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Ahuja trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Shakeela A Tawwab, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
780 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Shakeela Tawwab's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Tawwab is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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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