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

Dr. Scott Katzen practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Katzen has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Katzen attended medical school at 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 Washington Hospital Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and MedStar Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 an adult cardiologist. Dr. Bean's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bean include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bean attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Bean has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiologist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobs include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jacobs completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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

Dr. Bernard Wagman works as a cardiologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wagman's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wagman is open to new patients. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Essandoh a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Essandoh attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. Dr. Jacobs has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Pregnancy, Cardiac Imaging, Transesophageal Echocardiography, ... (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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