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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Katzen average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Katzen is professionally affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzen is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Jacobs accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 cardiologist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bean include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. She is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Bean is open to 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 cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Essandoh is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Essandoh is professionally affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). She has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobs performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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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