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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Bernard Wagman works as a cardiologist. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wagman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Wagman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wagman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Louis Essandoh practices adult cardiology in Annapolis, MD and Bowie, MD. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Essandoh include hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Essandoh has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Transthoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Scott Katzen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Katzen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Katzen attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Katzen is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She has a special interest in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Bean a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Bean's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs is an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Jacobs a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Jacobs has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jacobs completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jacobs's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is accepting new patients.

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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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