Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC -  - Cardiologist

Los Angeles Heart Specialists

Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC

Cardiologist & Internist located in Tarzana, CA

High Blood Pressure Treatment

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a Board Certified Cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure and other common heart conditions. The doctor and his staff at Los Angeles Heart Specialists serve the residents of Tarzana, California and other Los Angeles area neighborhoods.

High Blood Pressure Treatment Q & A

by Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC

High Blood Pressure Los AngelesWhat Causes High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is often caused by a build up of plaque or fatty deposits in the arteries. As the arteries become blocked, the heart must use more pressure to force the blood to flow throughout the body. If a person is extremely obese, the pressure on their body to push the blood through the arteries and veins is also increased. High blood pressure puts stress on the walls of the arteries and can cause areas to weaken over time. As the plaque continues to build up, blockages may become so severe that the brain and heart are damaged due to lack of oxygen. This can result in a heart attack or stroke. If the build up of plaque is not addressed in a timely fashion, the damage to the heart can be irreparable.

How is it Treated?

High blood pressure is often treated with medications that thin the blood, making it easier for the heart to pump it throughout the body. It is also important to take the necessary steps to lower the amount of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. This can be accomplished by eliminating fatty foods from the diet and replacing them with fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in dietary fiber. Another effective way to help lower and eventually control high blood pressure is to increase a person's level of physical activity. Not only will it make the heart stronger, it will help to lower bad cholesterol levels.

What Happens if it is not Brought Under Control?

If high blood pressure is not brought under control, it can lead to a variety of health issues, including heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and damage to the upper respiratory system. High blood pressure weakens the heart muscle and can prevent it from functioning efficiently. As it continues to weaken, parts of the heart muscle can become diseased. This can also lead to weakness in other muscles throughout the body. If a person has other health issues that impact the circulatory system, such as diabetes, this can mean damage to the extremities that may result in amputation.


Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans | If you have any questions, please call our office | We are out of network for United Health Care  

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Emrani is a doctor that goes over the top in advising what is best for you. It is because of Dr. Emrani's persistence and caring that I am at my best health."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I have never been so impressed with a doctor! I have seen so much improvement since my husband's visit. I am so glad that we finally found a doctor we can trust!

    Kim K.
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    "My family and I have been going to Dr. Emrani for years. He is one of the most knowledgeable doctor's I know. He is committed to providing the best healthcare."

    Raymond F.
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    "Dr. Emrani and his entire team are extremely able. I am certain that I am receiving the very best care possible from Dr. Emrani. I can highly recommend this practice."

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    "My personal and professional opinion of Dr. Emrani and his office staff could not be higher. I highly recommend Dr. Emrani and his staff to anyone in the area."

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Location
Los Angeles Heart Specialists
18370 Burbank Blvd., Suite 401
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: 818-306-3560
Fax: 818-996-0842
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818-306-3560