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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Fidelis near Riverhead, NY.

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Dr. Steven J Lederman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Eastern Suffolk Cardiology, Stony Brook Internists; Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lederman works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Lederman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lederman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Tests, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 250 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 239 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Prateek Vinod Dalal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Prateek Dalal's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Dalal's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Dalal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Patrick Paul Valentino, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Valentino is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentino accepts. Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Valve Surgery, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rajoo Chittaranjan Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Rajoo Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Bibiana D Stephen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Bibiana Stephen works as an adult cardiologist in Riverhead, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Southampton, NY. Dr. Stephen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her clinical interests include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Stephen is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Her training includes a residency program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Miguel Luis Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Miguel Blanco's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Blanco is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Babu Easow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Babu Easow works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Easow completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.