Expert care for high blood pressure
Loyola’s hypertension treatment program is accredited as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). This accreditation means the Loyola University Medical Center Comprehensive Hypertension Program has demonstrated the highest level of expertise in treating patients with complex hypertension (high blood pressure) and related medical conditions, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Frequently, our specialists are able to treat high blood pressure through lifestyle change – losing weight, quitting smoking or cutting back on sodium in the diet. Hypertension can also be treated through careful medical management. More complex evaluation and treatment may be required for patients who have hypertension that cannot be controlled with medications.
High blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood and is the leading cause of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. If left untreated, hypertension also can lead to vision problems or kidney failure.
The Loyola difference
The Loyola University Medical Center Comprehensive Hypertension Program includes a multidisciplinary team with specialists from the Stritch School of Medicine's Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension. We offer unique expertise in advanced management of hypertension and other conditions that may lead to serious cardiac, kidney, and stroke events.