As blood travels throughout your body, it pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. This "push" is your blood pressure. If blood vessels narrow or your heart pumps more blood through them, blood pressure rises. High blood pressure, or hypertension, means blood pressure that is consistently above the normal range. High blood pressure can lead to several dangerous health conditions, including kidney disease, coronary artery disease and heart attack.
For most people, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure. So, it’s important to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor periodically. Some people who have high blood pressure may experience headaches or fatigue.
UR Medicine Heart & Vascular is one of the few centers in the Northeast with a clinic that specializes in the treatment of high blood pressure. The UR Medicine Heart & Vascular Hypertension Clinic provides patients with doctors who are highly experienced in the treatment of uncontrolled high blood pressure.
UR Medicine Heart & Vascular is also one of only 10 centers in the world that uses the Rheos blood pressure device. We were the first center in the nation to implant the Rheos device in a patient with chronic hypertension.
We are involved in clinical studies to bring the most advanced treatments to our patients. As an academic medical center, we are committed to bringing you the best treatments that are not available at community hospitals.