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About the Program

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