One in three Americans has high blood pressure (hypertension), known as the silent killer because it has few symptoms. Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and is a leading cause of kidney failure.
Hypertension is a complicated disease, but studies have shown that people who understand the condition are more likely to stick with their treatment plans.
UMMC's hypertension specialty clinic uses a multidisciplinary team of doctors, pharmacists, and nurses to provide individual treatment plans and follow-up care to reduce the health risks related to high blood pressure. The clinic is located on Lakeland Drive across from the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus.