Blood Pressure Specialist Villa Rica GA

Not so long ago, you either had high blood pressure or you didn’t. Your blood pressure could even flirt with the high normal range without anyone getting overly worked up about it. The same held true for elevated-but'still-normal blood sugar levels.

Dr.Daniel Ng
(770) 838-8440
514 W Bankhead Hwy # 200
Villa Rica, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Tanner Carrollton
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Daniel Kam Ng, MD
(770) 838-8441
9860 Spyglass Dr
Villa Rica, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Tanner Med Ctr -Carrollton, Carrollton, Ga
Group Practice: West Georgia Cardiology

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Mujeeb A Jan
(404) 778-5543
705 Dallas Hwy
Villa Rica, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Rajendra Chhaganial DeSai
(678) 715-3334
2145 Slater Mill Rd
Douglasville, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Rajendra C Desai, MD
(404) 944-0017
2145 Slater Mill Rd
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Martha Haack
(404) 778-8440
690 Dallas Hwy
Villa Rica, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mujeeb Ataullah Jan, MD
770-459-4411 x1101
705 Dallas Hwy Ste 201
Villa Rica, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983

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J G Barrow, MD
(404) 942-3114
4161 Pool Rd
Winston, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1943

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Deepti Singh, MD
(770) 942-2142
4233 Ashland Cir
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: J Nehru Med Coll, Univ Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Raju Joseph Kulangara, MD
(770) 920-0085
6084 Professional Pkwy Ste A
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Calicut Univ, Calicut, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Wellstar Cobb Hosp, Austell, Ga; Douglas Hosp, Douglasville, Ga
Group Practice: Westside Pediatrics

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Blood Pressure Concerns

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By James Keough

Not so long ago, you either had high blood pressure or you didn’t. Your blood pressure could even flirt with the high normal range without anyone getting overly worked up about it. The same held true for elevated-but-still-normal blood sugar levels. But all that changed over a 10-year period as the medical profession established new benchmarks and reclassified the old “normal” as “preconditions.”

For blood pressure, that happened in 2003. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) set guidelines for pre-hypertension by defining normal blood pressure as less than 120/80 and setting the optimal level at 115/75. That same year, the term pre-diabetes gained new meaning and considerable traction when then-Health Secretary Tommy Thompson used it to warn Americans of their high risk of developing diabetes. Ten years earlier a committee hosted by the World Health Organization had established bone mineral density readings as the new measure for osteoporosis and at the same time created a new precursor called osteopenia.

At first blush, the concept of preconditions makes perfect sense. If you have a disease like diabetes, then ipso facto, at some point prior to your diagnosis your blood sugar levels became pre-diabetic—not in the sense of “before” diabetes, but rather as in “leading up to” the disease. And theoretically, once you learned that, you and your doctor could take action to make those levels normal again and thus prevent the onset of the disease. And in an ideal—and perhaps less complicated—world that’s what would happen.

The value of a precondition
When asked about the value of reclassifying “high-normal blood pressure” as pre-hypertension, a doctor joked that previously the only thing his patients heard when he used the old term was “Hi, your blood pressure is normal.” For him—and for a good deal of the medical profession—the new precondition underscores the seriousness of the situation for patients. How bad is it? Studies show that compared to people who have normal blood pressure, those with pre-hypertension (120/80 to 139/89) have three and a half times the risk of heart attack and more than one and a half times the risk of coronary artery disease. Other studies have shown that starting at the new optimal level (115/75), the risk of heart attack doubles with each 20-point increase in systolic blood pressure (the top number) or 10-point increase in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number). Pre-hypertensives also face a vastly increased risk of developing high blood pressure. The Framingham Heart Study found that within four years of baseline testing, 39 to 53 percent of people with high-normal blood pressure (the top half of the current pre-hypertension range) progressed to stage 1 hypertension.

These are not good odds—and they get worse the older you are when first diagnosed with pre-hypertension and the longer you ...

Author: James Keough

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