Mount Sinai's Hypertension Program
Hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure) is a very common condition that often develops as people get older. Studies show that nearly 90 percent of those who have normal blood pressure at the age of 55 will develop the condition in their later years.
Often called the "silent killer" because it usually occurs without any symptoms or warning signs, uncontrolled high blood pressure can increase the risk for potentially life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. But one out of three people who have high blood pressure don't even know they have it.
Whether you already know you have high blood pressure or want to find out if you do, Mount Sinai's Hypertension Program can help you. Even if you have high blood pressure that has so far resisted treatment, we can assist you in bringing your blood pressure down to recommended levels.
State-of-the-Art Services and Multidisciplinary Care
Embedded within one of the nation's leading hospitals and a highly ranked medical school, the Mount Sinai Hypertension Program offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure, as well as access to the newest therapies for high blood pressure through clinical trials.
Mount Sinai has been involved in landmark studies that helped to establish national guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. Our physicians will work closely with referring physicians and, as necessary, with other specialists at Mount Sinai to provide comprehensive, seamless care tailored to the needs of each individual.
We provide consultations and treatments for all types of high blood pressure, including:
- Borderline hypertension (mildly elevated blood pressure)
- Hard-to-control hypertension (also known as resistant hypertension)
- Episodic (occasional hypertension)
- Hypertension associated with kidney disease
- Hypertension associated with diabetes
- Hypertension associated with pregnancy
- Hypertension associated with renal artery stenosis (a blockage of an artery to the kidneys)
- White-coat hypertension (a condition caused by anxiety in the doctor's office, that gives high blood pressure readings, but does not correspond to an actual medical problem).
We also offer consultations and treatment for symptoms caused by blood pressure medication(s)
Among the outstanding diagnostic services we offer is 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to accurately diagnose hypertension and / or assess treatment. 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a non-invasive technique that involves wearing a small battery-powered blood pressure monitor for 24 hours as the patient goes about his or her daily activities. It is the gold standard in blood pressure assessment. Some situations in which an ABPM may be helpful are:
- If you have blood pressures below 140/90 at home, but your blood pressures are higher than 140/90 in the doctors' office.
- If you get symptoms such as dizziness on blood pressure medications.
We Can Help
To make an appointment or to find out more about the Mount Sinai Hypertension Program, please call: 212-241-4060.
Tonia Kim, MD
The Hypertension Program
Division of Nephrology
Faculty Practice Associates
5 East 98th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10029