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Hypertension Clinic at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Hypertension is a heart condition in which your blood pressure is too high.

If untreated, too-high blood pressure can:

  • Increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Damage the kidneys.
  • Lead to heart failure.

It's vital to check your blood pressure routinely.

Call 1-855-276-2484 to make an appointment at the UPMC Hypertension Clinic.

What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force that the pumping of your heart exerts on your blood vessels. The pressure allows your blood to flow throughout your body.

It’s common to develop high blood pressure or hypertension as we age, whether that be from our ’20s to ’30s, or from our ’60s to ’70s.

Most people can control their hypertension through lifestyle improvements and medications prescribed by their PCP.

The team at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Hypertension Clinic is here for you if you have: 

  • Severe or hard-to-treat hypertension.
  • Other health problems that make treating high blood pressure more complex or important.
  • Highly variable blood pressure, especially upon standing.

What to Expect at the UPMC Hypertension Clinic

When you first visit our clinic, please bring your home blood pressure monitor so we can check its accuracy.

During your visit, you'll:

  • Have medical testing so we can learn about your blood pressure and heart health.
  • See experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute or Kidney Disease Center.
  • Meet with a registered dietitian who will help with heart-healthy dietary changes to help control your blood pressure. 
  • Talk with a pharmacist to make sure you're on the proper blood pressure medicines.

Then our team will design a treatment plan to help control your blood pressure.

After your first appointment in the office, follow-ups are either virtual or in-person.

Why Choose UPMC Hypertension Clinic?

Because you have access to:

  • Blood pressure tests, exams, and care all at one place.
  • A team of experts who will work with your PCP for ongoing care.
  • The latest hypertension research and trials.

Our high blood pressure experts

Make an Appointment at the UPMC Hypertension Clinic

Call 1-855-276-2484 to make an appointment for high blood pressure care.

Clinic address:

1350 Locust St.
Suite 100, 1st floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

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