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Hypertension Center

The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center is a consult team. We help referring doctors with patients who have complications of hypertension. We evaluate and manage as much or little as the primary physician wants.

We receive and treat both physician referrals and patient self-referrals to our clinic.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Matthew R. Alexander

Matthew R. AlexanderMD, PhD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, General Cardiology, Heart and Vascular, Hypertension
James M. Luther

James M. LutherMD

    Hypertension, Nephrology

Why Choose Hypertension Center at Vanderbilt

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    Skilled clinicians

    Vanderbilt's hypertension physicians focus exclusively on hypertension and its complications. Your team of doctors has extensive experience treating your form of hypertension, no matter how complex it is.

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    Recognized care

    The American Heart Association designated Vanderbilt Hypertension as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center. The AHA looks for practices that follow proven, research-based treatment guidelines. So as a patient, you know that no matter how difficult your high blood pressure has been to treat, when you come to Vanderbilt Hypertension, your treatment and its outcome will be guided by the results of many patients who have gone before.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our designation as an AHA Comprehensive Hypertension Center recognizes our network of expertise, which includes cardiologists, vascular surgeons and hypertension specialists. This designation recognizes our depth of expertise and large patient volume. You can be assured that we will provide thorough and comprehensive care for your particular form of hypertension.

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    Comprehensive care

    Our doctors have specialized training in diagnosing and treating hypertension. As leading experts, our doctors also serve in the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure recording
  • Quantitative echocardiography
  • Exercise testing
  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound
  • Evaluation of autonomic function
  • Renal angiography
  • Renal vein renin sampling


1301 Medical Center Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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