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Hypertension kills:

Clinic helps patients avert major diseases


Are you among the estimated 30 percent of Americans who suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, but are unaware you have it?

Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and kidney disease, said James Perschbacher, M.D., FACC, board-certified hypertension specialist and director of St. Anthony’s Hypertension Clinic, a program of the Heart Specialty Associates of St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

“The degree to which we can lower blood pressure will help us avert the development of these diseases,” Dr. Perschbacher said.

Dr. Perschbacher is one of only of only 13 physicians in the greater St. Louis area designated as hypertension specialists by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). Diagnostic tools at St. Anthony’s Hypertension Clinic include a special cuff that can be worn 24 hours a day and records blood pressure continuously, renal Doppler ultrasound for identification of renal artery stenosis, access to trials offering the latest in hypertension treatment, and screening for sleep apnea.

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