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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX

Dr. Jun Chen is a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Before completing her residency at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
8000 Warren Parkway; Suite 104, Building 1
Frisco, TX

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalidindi include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Kalidindi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Kalidindi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle L Brochner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5893 Noble Oak Lane
Frisco, TX

Dr. Michelle Brochner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Brochner has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Eye Problems



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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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