Jefferson's Hypertension Program provides comprehensive patient care for the evaluation and treatment of difficult to control hypertension and complex hypertensive disorders. Our expert teams of physicians include several who have been designated as an American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension Specialist.
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.
Referrals are currently being accepted for patients of all ages (including children) 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.
Certified by the American Society of Hypertension
Our Program is certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center. As one of only seven such programs nationwide, this prestigious designation recognizes medical practices that have demonstrated expertise in treating patients with complex hypertension and its associated disorders.
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:
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Biochemical and hormonal Testing
- CT Angiogram
- Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
- Renal Artery Duplex Ultrasound
- Renal Vein Sampling
Contact Jefferson's Hypertension Program
For more information, please call 215-955-HiBP (215-955-4427) or 1-800-JEFF-NOW. If you are a referring physician, please download and submit our Physician Referral Form (PDF).