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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Scott Katzen is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Annapolis, MD. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Katzen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Katzen is professionally affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bean include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Bean average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bean is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Louis Essandoh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Essandoh attended Yale School of Medicine. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Essandoh has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Essandoh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Transthoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs works as a cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobs completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Pregnancy, Cardiac Imaging, Transesophageal Echocardiography, ... (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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