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Approximately 75 million Americans have high blood pressure or hypertension. If you have high blood pressure, you’re also at an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. At Heart and Vein Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan, expert cardiologist Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA, specializes in diagnosing and treating hypertension. To request your appointment with Dr. Farhy, call the office or click the online booking tool today.


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  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal. When blood pressure is poorly controlled, it increases risk of heart attack and stroke. About 32% of American adults have high blood pressure.


  • Hypertension is known as the “silent killer” because most of the time, there are no symptoms. High blood pressure can only be diagnosed by measuring the blood pressure.

Risk factors and causes:

  • Several factors may increase a patient’s risk of developing high blood pressure. These factors include drinking alcohol, smoking, not getting enough physical activity, being diabetic, as well as other factors.  Factors such as age, race, and family history also play a role in increasing the risk of developing hypertension.


  • Treatment for hypertension includes lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy body weight, smoking cessation, and limiting alcohol intake. Treatment also includes a variety of different medications to control blood pressure.




The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.


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Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.


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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.



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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.


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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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Heart and Vein Center
18915 Twelve Mile Rd
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Phone: 248-277-5205
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