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Dr Mark Kennedy - Private Internal Medicine Specialist

Private Service

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Patient information:

Poorly treated hypertension can damage the heart, kidneys and increase the risk of heart failure, heart attack, renal failure, stroke and circulation problems to the lower limbs.

We can assess BP both at rest and with exercise.  We have Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring and Echocardiography to assess the presence or absence of left ventricular hypertrophy, systolic and diastolic function. 

White coat hypertension can be recognised. 

We can exclude secondary hypertension and assess the contributors to high blood pressure and help with the appropriate management of difficult to treat hypertension with a combination of lifestyle change, diet and medications.  

This page was last updated at 2:04PM on October 8, 2019.