Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H., Health Professional

Dr. Glenn Gandelman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear medicine. He specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure.

Fish Oil and Heart Disease

Fish oil contains Omega-3, a substance that has remarkable and beneficial effects on heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acid is often misnamed an “alternative” or “natural” medication. Penicillin was, of course, derived from a living organism and was there...
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.

Is My Heart Beating Too Hard?

I have high blood pressure, but I do not know the cause. I have been feeling like my heart is pumping way too hard sometimes for no reason. My heart rate is normal most of the time, but the actual beats feel forceful. This is a good question. I have ...
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.

Why Does My Blood Pressure Drop When I Exercise?

I noticed that after I exercise for about 60 minutes my blood pressure drops. What causes the drop in blood pressure? Blood pressure normally rises during exercise. However, after exercise stops, blood pressure quickly returns to normal. An individua...
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.

High Blood Pressure By The Numbers

Most visits to the doctor’s office include a measurement of blood pressure. But what do the blood pressure numbers really mean? Blood pressure is usually measured in the upper arm with a cuff wrapped tightly around the arm and inflated with air. The ...
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.

The Causes of High Blood Pressure

Today I would like to review some of the primary causes of High Blood Pressure. In most cases, there is no clear cause of high blood pressure. The term "essential hypertension" is used in these instances. Doctors can often treat the high b...
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.