Hypertension Conditions, Diagnostics & Treatments

Only about a third of Americans with high blood pressure have their condition controlled to safe levels. Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in the Western world and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

The Cedars-Sinai Hypertension Center is dedicated to treating the most difficult cases of resistant and secondary hypertension, which can greatly reduce patient risk of premature cardiovascular disability, renal disease and death.

The conditions treated by the specialists at the Hypertension Center include:


Diagnostics
  • 24 to 72-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • 24-hour urine collection
  • Adrenal vein sampling
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Hormonal evaluation and confirmatory testing for suspected adrenal hypertension
  • Stress testing
  • Renal vascular ultrasound, CT or MR angiogram to rule out renal artery stenosis and fibromuscular dysplasia

Treatments
  • Investigational treatment options in clinical trials
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Medical treatment by American Society of Hypertension-certified physician and clinical pharmacist specialists
  • Renal artery angioplasty and stenting