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UW Health Advanced Hypertension Program Conditions

UW Health Advanced Hypertension Program provides a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating patients with hypertension.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is commonly referred to as high blood pressure.

 

Blood pressure is a measurement of how hard blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it moves through your body. It is normal for blood pressure to go up and down depending on your activities, but if it stays up, you have hypertension.

 

High blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart and kidneys, which can lead to the following conditions treated by the UW Health Advanced Hypertension Program: