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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept MagnaCare near Mount Arlington, NJ.

Dr. Barry Hunt Lowell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
400 Valley Road; Suite 102
Mount Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Lowell is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Mount Arlington, NJ. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Lowell's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lowell is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Rhuna Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
400 Valley Road; Suite 102
Mount Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Rhuna Shen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Shen's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Austin S Ferrier, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
400 Valley Road; Suite 102
Mount Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Austin Ferrier is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferrier include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ferrier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
756 Route 10 East
Randolph, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Blick's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blick include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Dr. Blick is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Women's Heart Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Robert Li-Hsueh Wang, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
66 Sunset Strip; Suite 400
Succasunna, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Wang works as a cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Wang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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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.