Tag Archives: Blood pressure

The 35-45 Year Old Health Check – (Part 2)- The History


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Many people have come to think that the bulk of a health check consists of blood tests.  While blood tests are very important and have their role, they are by no means the be all and … Continue reading

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Stroke – Part 1 – Types of Stroke


By Julian Booker, MD Stroke falls under the category of cerebrovascular disease meaning disease involving the blood vessels of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and visual system). We all know someone that has had a stroke but many … Continue reading

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Chronic kidney disease – Part 1 – The basics


By Julian Booker, MD I have spent a great deal of time discussing medical conditions that directly affect your heart or are a consequence of heart disease. Today’s topic is not specifically a heart related condition but is directly related … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 2 – treatment with lifestyle modification


By Julian Booker, MD You have been to see your healthcare provider and much to your chagrin, you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Naturally, the first thing that goes through your mind is “what does this mean for … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 1 – the why


By Julian Booker, MD Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the condition where one or both of your blood pressure values are elevated. When looking at your blood pressure recording you will notice two numbers. The top and bottom … Continue reading

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Diastolic heart failure – Part 1 – what it is


By Julian Booker, MD I have been debating writing this post for weeks and have successfully deferred it in favor of other posts. This morning, following a conversation with myheartspecialist, I decided to tackle the subject. My hesitance was borne … Continue reading

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It has been a year since my last visit. Don’t I need another echo?


By Julian Booker, MD The first thing that must be stated about the echocardiography appropriate use guidelines is that they are just that…guidelines. They are designed to provide direction but still be vague enough to allow flexibility in their interpretation … Continue reading

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