Hypertension Clinic (High Blood Pressure)
If you have high blood pressure, hypertension specialists in the Hypertension Clinic work closely with you to help lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health.
Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, contributes to thousands of deaths every year, mostly due to stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney disease. The good news is that successful treatment of high blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk.
At UMass Memorial Health Care, we treat hypertension at all of our hospitals. But sometimes, patients require more specialized services. That’s when we refer them to our Hypertension Clinic, located at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
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Diagnosis and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Our Hypertension Clinic at the Medical Center offers you the latest advances in treating complicated high blood pressure.
Our hypertension specialists diagnose and treat both routine and rare causes of hypertension. Treatment usually involves changes in lifestyle, and, if necessary, drug therapy. Our clinic offers treatment for high blood pressure caused by:
- Essential hypertension
- Poorly-controlled hypertension
- Stress-related hypertension
- Secondary and hormonal causes of hypertension
- Hypertension during pregnancy (preeclampsia).
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