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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hussain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman specializes in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hemodialysis. Dr. Rehman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Rehman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar sees patients in Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Asmar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Asmar attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. Dr. Asmar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Hyperkalemia, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimme, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fernandez is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite 700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zervos is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Zervos attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Zervos is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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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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