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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lowell's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Lowell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a Mount Arlington, NJ physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Shen speaks Chinese. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors.

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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 an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrier takes. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ferrier's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
756 Route 10 East
Randolph, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Blick specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Blick studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a special interest in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Blick 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's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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.