I am pleased to announce that, as of June 2016, I am a certified clinical hypertension specialist, accredited by the American Society of Hypertension. Currently, there are about 1600 certified specialists in the U.S. and Canada.
Hypertension is a major public health concern. About 30% of Americans have elevated blood pressure. It is the main contributor to poor cardiovascular and renal outcomes, leading to heart failure, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, vascular dementia and chronic kidney disease.
Hypertension is commonly seen in various endocrine conditions primarily diabetes mellitus, but also in adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid and metabolic abnormalities.