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Hypertension Program

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Hypertension Program

Jefferson's Hypertension Program provides comprehensive patient care for the evaluation and treatment of difficult to control hypertension and complex hypertensive disorders.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is characterized as continuous blood pressure readings greater than 140/90. If left unmanaged it can lead to damaged organs as well as several illnesses, such as kidney failure, aneurysm, heart failure, stroke or heart attack.

American Heart Association Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification

American Heart Association Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification

Jefferson's Hypertension Program has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to High Blood Pressure

Our integrated approach combines the expertise of specialists in primary care, nephrology, cardiology and endocrinology as well as pharmacists. Our specialists work closely with patients to care for the following:

  • Evaluation of suspected White Coat Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary hypertension due to Primary Aldosteronism, Renovascular Disease, Pheochromocytoma and other causes
  • Multi-drug therapy due to complex hypertension and other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, depression and others.
  • Elderly patients with hypertension and medication intolerance
  • Pregnancy-related hypertension

Our state-of-the-art facilities enable our team of experts to provide services, such as:

Cardiovascular risk assessment:

  • Echocardiography
  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Carotid doppler

Diagnostic Evaluation:

  • Renal angiography
  • Doppler renal ultrasound
  • CT Angiography
  • MR Angiography
  • Adrenal vein sampling for Aldosterone 
  • Sleep Lab


  • Renal angioplasty with/without stenting
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy

Contact Jefferson's Hypertension Program

For more information, please call 215-955-HiBP (215-955-4427) or 1-800-JEFF-NOW. 

Referrals are currently being accepted for patients with hypertension, elevated blood pressure despite treatment with 3 or more medications, suspected white coat hypertension, elevated blood pressure in pregnancy and hypertension in the setting of multiple co-morbid conditions.

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