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What is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

What is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

Differences are few: Not all cardiologists are specialists in HTN but most have expertise in treating complex blood pressure and heart problems. Htn specialists can be cardiologists, internists, or nephrologists (kidney). A cardiologist is expert in all types of heart and blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I want to know what is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

I want to know what is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

More knowledge: Hypertension specialists have to do extra work and exams in diagnosing and treating hypertension. For example, this can involve knowing about how the diet, brain, kidneys, adrenal glands regulate blood pressure. All of these are things that cardiologists may not necessarily have expertise in (though many do). Cardiologists often instead focus on opening up blood vessels, or implanting pacemakers. ...Read more

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How often should I see the cardiologist if I have hypertension? And what tests should I get done on a regular basis?

See your internist: Problem of hypertension could be managed by your internist. If you have no cardiac issues mo need to see a cardiologist. Tight and adequate BP control is suggested to avoid any future cardiac problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the cardiologist says your heart is fine and then says you have plumanary hypertension he thinks.

What does it mean when the cardiologist says your heart is fine and then says you have plumanary hypertension he thinks.

Tricuspid valve : Regurgitation of tricuspid valve is common on echocardiography. Artifactually- elevated tr velocity can calculate an erroneous pulmonary systolic pressure. Look for other clues to suggest abnormal pulmonary vascular tone. ...Read more

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Hello, a cardiologist has told me that he suspects i may have pulmonary hypertension. I've always been fit and athletic, still am. Does it make sense?

Possible: Pulmonary hypertension is a disorder in which the pressures within the vascular bed of the lungs is elevated. It can occur for a host of reasons not possible to elaborate on here in this forum. Diagnosis is confirmed either with 2-dimensional echocardiography (fancy term for comprehensive ultrasound of the heart) or heart catheterization. Symptoms may be absent or mild early on. ...Read more

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My cardiologist is sending me for a echo, having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, if diagnosed would a slow heart rate and having pacs be connected?

My cardiologist is sending me for a echo, having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, if diagnosed would a slow heart rate and having pacs be connected?

No: Pulmonary hypertension is elevation of the pressures in the lung circulation. There are both primary (intrinsic lung disease) and secondary causes (valve disease, systemic hypertension). An echo is a good place to start as it will help diagnoses the cause and severity of your issue. A slow heart rate is not typically associated with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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