AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center

Resistant hypertension — high blood pressure (HBP) 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.

Uncontrolled and resistant hypertension

Uncontrolled high blood pressure, or refractory hypertension, is a condition where blood pressure is consistently high enough that it can cause damage to the heart and other organs. You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms but, if untreated or unrecognized, it can still cause problems in the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels.

In some cases, patients may have resistant high blood pressure, a condition that doesn’t respond well to aggressive medical treatment. Chronic high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected through regular physical examinations. Once the condition is diagnosed, your doctor can create an individualized treatment plan to help regulate it.

The AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Centers at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital are American Heart Association-certified* (the only such centers in the region), thanks to the wide array of multispecialty resources for diagnosing and caring for difficult-to-treat high blood pressure.

Allegheny General Hospital
AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Clinic
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

West Penn Hospital
AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Clinic
4815 Liberty Avenue, Mellon Pavilion, Suite 156
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Heart checks at AHN

Heart disease can be difficult to spot. That’s why AHN offers preventive heart checks — so you can catch heart problems before they become emergencies.

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. Hypertension specialists include:

  • Nephrologists.
  • Cardiologists.
  • Neurologists.
  • Sleep medicine experts.
  • Radiologists.
  • Endocrinologists.
  • Pharmacists.
  • Dietitians.
  • Surgeons.

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 situatio