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

Dr. Bernard Wagman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Wagman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave Dr. Wagman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wagman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Interventional Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Scott Katzen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katzen has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Katzen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Louis Essandoh's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. The average patient rating for Dr. Essandoh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Essandoh accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Bean works as a cardiologist. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bean completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bean include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bean accepts. Dr. Bean is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is accepting 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 in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. These areas are among Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jacobs attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. 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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