A diagnosis of hypertension can be life changing. If left untreated, the disease can lead to a number of other health conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney failure. At the Hypertension Clinic at Harborview, our goal is to help you avoid these complications through a high-quality, comprehensive and team-based approach to patient care.
Patients are typically referred to the Hypertension Clinic when:
- they have hypertension that is difficult to control and being treated with three or more types of medication;
- a provider suspects a secondary or reversible cause of hypertension, such as narrowing of an artery, a hormonal abnormality or an inherited genetic condition; or
- a patient has a strong family history of hypertension.
In some cases, the Hypertension Clinic incorporates the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a technique that utilizes a small, wearable device to take measurements of a patient’s blood pressure over a 24- to 48-hour period. This technique provides the most accurate method for determining blood pressure at home, and can be used in some patients to more accurately assess cardiovascular risk.
The clinic is located on the 7th floor of the Norm Maleng Building at Harborview Medical Center.
To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.744.5087