Hypertension Management Center
979 East Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Cardiovascular disease includes heart attack, stroke, heart failure, hypertension, and diseases of the arteries like aortic aneurysms and dissections and peripheral arterial disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the world. Most importantly, many of the long term effects and damage attributed to cardiovascular disease can be prevented if caught early and treated.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), is a common condition in which the pressure in your arteries is higher than recommended levels. Uncontrolled hypertension is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease (blockages), heart attack, heart failure, stroke and renal failure.
Recommendations for optimal blood pressure numbers have been made by several professional societies like the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Hypertension. These goals are individualized based on your medical conditions and age.
What is Dyslipedemia?
Dyslipidema is an abnormal concentration and/or composition of fats or lipids in the blood. Like high blood pressure, uncontrolled dyslipidemia increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and lipid recommendations are based on your individual medical conditions. Thus, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather treatment should be individualized.
We Help Reduce Your Risk of Heart and Vascular Disease
Hypertension and dyslipidemia frequently coexist and both are major risk factors for stroke and heart disease. The good news is that both conditions can be prevented and/or successfully treated. Erlanger’s Hypertension Management Center is your partner in achieving your individualized goals. We strive to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease through education, lifestyle modification, and evidence-based treatment. Our goal is to help you lead a longer, healthier life.
- Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Dyslipidemia (abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood)
- Overweight and obesity with High BMI (body mass index)
Procedures and Treatment
We will provide education and proven options for lifestyle changes and initiate an individualized treatment plan based on:
- Laboratory assessment of cardiovascular risk factors including electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Screening for cardiovascular risk factors including ankle brachial index (ABI) and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure
- Detection of pre-diabetic conditions
- Dietary and exercise assessment
Alison Bailey, MD, FACC