Complex Hypertension Center

Unique center addresses hard-to-control high blood pressure

Some people have a hard time getting their high blood pressure or hypertension under control. Their doctors may have tried several medicines, but their blood pressure still is not controlled.

The Complex Hypertension Center at The University of Kansas Health System is designed just for these patients.

Specialized care

The center brings together a team of health care experts who can look into the many causes of hypertension. This team includes a vascular physician, a nephrologist (kidney doctor), a dietitian, a pharmacist and a nurse practitioner. Other specialists such as endocrinologists and vascular surgeons also are available to help. They work together to identify the causes, treat them and adjust medications.

Why choose The University of Kansas Health System

The Center for Advanced Heart Care is a leader in prevention and treatment of heart disease. It provides exceptional facilities. And, it reports quality outcomes that are among the best in the country.

Leaders in prevention and treatment

  • Our Risk Reduction Clinic is devoted to helping people take control of their heart health.
  • We participate in a variety of clinical trials to improve prevention and treatment of heart disease.
  • Our University of Kansas Medical Center partners are known for innovative research into heart disease.

Exceptional facilities

  • Dedicated vascular ultrasound laboratory
  • Advanced MRI and CT angiography
  • Hybrid surgical suites
  • Wound care clinic

Quality of care

  • People who come to our Regional Heart Attack Center are more likely to survive. 
  • In all areas of heart attack care, we exceed the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally. 
  • Our interventional specialists open blocked arteries faster than national standards. 
  • Our patients experience fewer complications than the national average. 
  • Although we take care of sicker patients, our mortality rate for heart attack patients is better than the national standard.