We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. Dr. Matar's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Matar obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Matar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad practices adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sayad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar P Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology - Sun City
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is especially interested in heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and general care. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tamboli attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. In addition to English, Dr. Tamboli speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Dewhurst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology - Sun City
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dewhurst's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Dewhurst focuses on heart valve disease and pacemaker implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Dewhurst attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Disease, Pacemaker Implantation

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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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