Ask the Cardiologist: When should I see a cardiologist for blood pressure control?

hyperlipidemiaDr. Maciej Malinski is on the medical staff at Sherman Hospital. He has been kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions related to maintaining a healthy heart in his Ask the Cardiologist series. To see all posts Dr. Malinski has written, just type “Ask the Cardiologist” into the search bar on the right.

Dr. Malinski is back to answer a reader-submitted question! This one came from the Sherman Health Facebook page, which you can feel free to Like for health tips, news, and expert advice from Sherman Health staff.

Q: When should I see the cardiologist for blood pressure control?

A: Any physician practicing general medicine/family practice can treat hypertension. This is one of the most common, if not THE most common, reason patients visit their doctor. When people have signs of organ damage from hypertension (i.e. congestive heart failure, renal dysfunction), then they should be evaluated by an appropriate specialist. Sometimes I see patients just for hypertension if they have problems controlling blood pressure with 3-4 medications.

Do you have a question for Dr. Malinski? To submit your question, post it in the comments section below, visit the Sherman Health Facebook page, or email with the subject line “Question for Dr. Malinski.” To schedule the essential (and painless) $79 Healthy Heart CT Scan, click here.

This post is published by Sherman Health to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from your physician.

About Sherman Health

Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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