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Christopher Henri Wendel, MD
(410) 398-8992
PO Box 250
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edward Mark Goldenberg, MD
(302) 366-1929
205 Owls Nest Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants

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Mustafa Oz, MD
(302) 454-7571
PO Box 4220
Wilmington, DE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uludag Univ, Tip Fak, Bursa, Turkey (Istanbul U & Bursa U)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Christopher L Baldi
(302) 225-3888
4512 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael Alan Stein, MD
(608) 239-9699
28 Tether Ct
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael John Pasquale, MD
(302) 477-6510
3 Foxview Cir
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants

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Indranil Dasgupta, MD
(215) 676-8300
2528 Tigani Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Frankford Hosp -Torresdale Ca, Philadelphia, Pa

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Stuart Septimus, MD
(302) 992-9940
3105 Limestone Rd Ste 210
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De

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Joseph Cass Pennington, MD
(302) 225-3888
4512 Kirkwood Hwy Ste 201
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Joseph T West
(302) 225-3888
4512 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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The Truth about

You need serious intervention once your heart starts losing its pumping power.
The best solution is prevention.

By Lisa James

February 2010

Heart failure is one of the most confusing terms in all of medicine—and one of the scariest when coming from your doctor’s lips: What do you mean, my heart is failing? “It’s quite a fearful term for many patients,” says Justine Lachmann, MD, FACC, director of the congestive heart failure program at St. Francis Hospital ( www.stfrancisheartcenter.com ) in Roslyn, New York. “The words may be more fearful than the condition.”

Heart failure is not cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating. Rather, heart failure, or HF, is a collective term for “signs and symptoms of fluid buildup,” explains Eileen Hsich, MD of the Cleveland Clinic ( www.clevelandclinic.org ). “It may be caused by a strong heart that does not relax or a weak heart that cannot pump properly.”

According to the American Heart Association, 5.7 million people in the US have HF, and the rate is rising because we as a nation are growing older. “Medical interventions are allowing people to live longer,” Lachmann says. “The presence of HF is increasing exponentially in people over the age of 65.”

Pump Malfunction

To understand HF it helps to know some basic cardiac anatomy. The heart has four chambers, two on each side of a inner wall called the septum. The upper chambers, or atriums, take blood in; the lower ones, or ventricles, pump it out. Blood enters the right side of the heart and is sent to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. It then enters the left side, from where it is circulated throughout the body. A system of valves controls blood flow in and out of the different chambers.

Controlling Blood Pressure

Avoiding heart failure is a big reason to keep blood pressure under control. “High blood pressure is the number one cause of heart failure,” says Eileen Hsich, MD. Hypertension can also lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision problems. What makes this condition particularly hazardous is that it can cause damage for years without producing symptoms.

According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is less than 120, the systolic pressure generated during a heartbeat, over 80, the diastolic pressure between beats.

Prehypertension ranges from 120 to 139 or 80 to 89. Beyond that are two stages of high blood pressure, 140 to 159 or 90 to 99 for stage 1, 160/100 or higher for stage 2.

There are natural ways to help bring down blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasizes whole grains and produce while reducing dairy (to learn more, see dashdiet.org ). Cutting salt intake reduces fluid levels, which helps to lower pressure. Exercise relaxes the blood vessels, as do yoga, tai chi and meditation.

Alternative healthcare practitioners use several supplements in treating mild-to-moderate high blood pressure (severe hypertensio...

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