Dr. East has over 20 years…
With over 20 years of hypertension management of complex hypertension, you can depend on Dr. East to help you in your time of need. He offers comprehensive services and close follow up in the management of his patients with hypertension. His goal is to see everyone normotensive and encourages life-style modification first. Additionally, Dr. East has partnered with a leading provider of in-home services which offers his patients the ease of having their blood pressure checked remotely. The patient’s remote blood pressure result will be closely monitored by Dr. East and his and experienced team at East Cardiovascular Specialists.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. A blood pressure reading is given in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It has two numbers.
Top number (systolic pressure). The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats.
Bottom number (diastolic pressure). The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats.
You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.
Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.
A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren’t specific and usually don’t occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.