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AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center
Resistant hypertension — high blood pressure that persists in spite of changing your diet, exercising, and taking medication — is frustrating to deal with. AHN offers a multidisciplinary center focused on discovering the root cause of hypertension and developing a care plan to lower your blood pressure.
The AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Centers at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital are American Heart Association-certified* (the only such center in the region), thanks to the wide array of multispecialty resources patients can access to diagnose and care for difficult-to-treat high blood pressure.
About the AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center
The providers at our center are dedicated to treating resistant hypertension, and they come from a wide variety of medical backgrounds. Specialists include:
- Sleep medicine experts
When you visit the AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Centers at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital, these specialists will examine you and team up to develop a care plan tailored to your unique situation.
Services available for diagnosis and treatment
In addition to access to multiple specialists, patients can also take advantage of the latest technology for diagnosing and treating resistant hypertension. This includes procedures like:
- Imaging: Ultrasound, doppler, X-ray, and angiography
- Autonomic function testing: How your heartbeat and breathing react during certain activities
- Sleep evaluations: Poor sleep may lead to blood pressure issues.
- Surgery: This includes renal angioplasty and stenting (for improved blood flow) and laparoscopic adrenalectomy (minimally invasive procedure to remove an adrenal gland that may be causing high blood pressure)
In addition to these services, patients with hypertensive disorders may also have access to clinical trials when they’re available.