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We found 2 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Sun City Center, FL.

Dr. Fadi Adib Matar MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
(813) 353-1515; (813) 259-0600

Dr. Fadi Matar is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Matar speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Angina, Aortic Stenosis, Atherosclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, High Blood ... (Read more)

Pedro Manuel Enriquez MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4051 Upper Creek Drive
Sun City Center, FL
(813) 681-5658; (813) 386-2543

Dr. Pedro Enriquez's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Enriquez graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Enriquez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.