Overview

Overview

At the Center for Blood Pressure Disorders, Nephrology and Cardiology specialists collaborate to manage chronic blood pressure conditions. Our team is composed of clinical specialists to offer treatment of resistant hypertension, assessment of secondary causes of hypertension, and out-of-office blood pressure monitoring programs, including 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Our Center is staffed by American Society of Hypertension (ASH) certified hypertension specialists, and has a dedicated hypertension lab for evaluation and testing.

Cleveland Clinic is designated as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center by the American Society of Hypertension, which recognizes expertise in treating patients who have complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension and its co-morbidities.

The Center for Blood Pressure Disorders follows a collaborative approach to diagnosis, care and monitoring of blood pressure disorders. We work closely with internists, endocrinologists, and vascular medicine specialists to develop a diagnostic and management plan that is tailored to each patient. An effective treatment program requires partnership between the patient and care providers. The Center supports patients with information regarding blood pressure monitoring guidelines, lifestyle changes and nutrition.

What We Treat

What We Treat

Diseases and Conditions

Treatments and Procedures

Fact Sheets & Treatment Guides

Research & Innovations

Research & Innovations

Renal Denervation Trial

Hyperactivation of the sympathetic nervous system has a major role in the initiation, development and maintenance of hypertension. In prior studies, patients undergoing selective renal denervation to attenuate sympathetic tone have been reported to have significant blood pressure reduction The Departments of Nephrology and Hypertension and Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic are participating in renal denervation trials in the US.

SPRINT Trial

The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension is involved in the NIH SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) to determine whether or not treating systolic blood pressure aggressively will reduce the rate of heart disease and stroke, memory decline or worsening of kidney disease in adults over the age of 50 who already have high cardiovascular risk, with participants followed long-term up to 7 years.

 

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Tarek Ashour, MD
Tarek Ashour, MD
Associate Staff
Luke Laffin, MD
Luke Laffin, MD
Co-Director, Center for Blood Pressure Disorders
George Thomas, MD
George Thomas, MD
Director, Center for Blood Pressure Disorders

Other Providers

Alison Heider, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Multicultural Kidney & Hypertension Program

Multicultural Kidney & Hypertension Program

Cleveland Clinic's Multicultural Kidney and Hypertension Program allows physicians to more effectively address health disparities in minority populations including the specific medical needs of Asian, African American, and Hispanic patients. Our providers can help you with early detection, prevention, and treatment for a number of medical conditions to prevent progression of chronic kidney disease.