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.

AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Avenue, Mellon Pavilion, Suite 156
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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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:

  • 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 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.

Other AHN locations for hypertension care

AHN offers other convenient locations where patients with resistant hypertension can receive expert care from specialists, including:

Make an appointment

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about resistant hypertension treatment options.

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From same-day appointments to extended hours, connect to the care you need, with our variety of appointment options.

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For more information about the American Heart Association®Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center certification, visit www.heart.org/certification.