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Dr Steven Miller - Waitemata Endocrinology

Private Service, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a common disorder that usually has no symptoms. If left untreated hypertension can increase the chance of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or vascular disease. In a significant number of cases an underlying hormonal disorder can be identified as the cause of high blood pressure, and often a surgical procedure can lead to a cure.

If no underlying hormonal cause is found for hypertension then drug treatment (often with multiple drugs) is required to achieve optimal target blood pressure.

24 hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement is an essential component of a comprehensive hypertension workup. At Waitemata Endocrinology 24h ABPM and resting ECG can be performed.

This page was last updated at 3:02PM on April 22, 2021.