Mass General Hospital Nephrology Department

Resistant Hypertension Program

The Resistant Hypertension Program at Massachusetts General Hospital specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with resistant or difficult to treat hypertension.
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Overview

The divisions of Nephrology, Cardiology and Endocrinology, and the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and the Vascular Center, jointly offer a Resistant Hypertension Program which specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with resistant or difficult to treat hypertension. The American Heart Association defines Resistant Hypertension as blood pressure that remains above goal despite the use of three antihypertensive agents in full dose, one of which is a diuretic. Patients with Resistant Hypertension are at high risk for cardiovascular and other complications. The Mass General Resistant Hypertension Program provides a multidisciplinary approach to care, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to blood pressure control as well as interventional options. Services offered include:

  • Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diagnosis and Management of Secondary Hypertension
  • Evaluation of Difficult to Treat Hypertension in the context of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Evaluation and Management of Secondary Hypertension related to Endocrine Diseases
  • Diagnosis and Management of Renal Vascular Hypertension
  • Seamless care with referring physicians

Our Team

Nephrology

Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Vascular Medicine

Nursing Staff

  • Maria Luongo, RN

  • L. Christine Pacheco, NP

Conditions & Diseases

The links below provide more information about the conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.

  • Adrenal Tumors / Pheochromocytoma

    Tumors of the adrenal glands can cause many problems by excess secretion of certain adrenal-produced hormones, most often resulting in high blood pressure, which can be extreme.

  • High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

    Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other health care provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.

  • Renal Vascular Disease

    Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys.

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Renal Associates

Suite 302165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-5050
  • Fax: 617-724-1122

Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Our Location

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