We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near West Hills, CA.

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Dr. Aamer H Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aamer Jamali is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in West Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Jamali performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stroke, Internal Medicine, Cardioversion, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhad Rafii, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Rafii is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac electrophysiological study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Rafii takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rafii's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rafii (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Shehnaz N Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11177 Tampa Boulevard; #b
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Shehnaz Habib practices general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Habib attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Her clinical interests include primary care, obesity, and diabetes management. The average patient rating for Dr. Habib is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habib honors. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley, and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. Dr. Habib's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Obesity

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place, Suite 302; 23101 Sherrman Place#302
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Amirgholami's clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Amirgholami is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amirgholami honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Amirgholami attended Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Amirgholami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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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