South Tees Hypertension Service (STHS)
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition that can cause heart attacks, strokes, kidney or heart failure.
NHS guidance recognises that some patients do not respond to usual treatments from their GP. They should be able to meet a specialist for further investigation and treatment.
South Tees Hospitals has a service for hypertension patients to meet this need. We are a British Hypertension Society recognised Hypertension Referral Centre. The South Tees Hypertension Service (STHS) is a team of doctors. We’re from many specialties, including heart, kidney and hormone specialists.
We have access to a wide range of complex tests. These range from simple blood and urine tests to specialised tests such as CT scanning, ultrasound and MRI scans.
The team may be able to offer complex and new treatments for hypertension to suitable patients, such as renal artery stenting. We try to find and treat the underlying causes of some high blood pressure, such as hyperaldosteronism, kidney disease, weight loss surgery, sleep disorders, phaeochromocytoma or rarer endocrine problems.
Patients referred by their GP because of high blood pressure will see one of the STHS team, who are experienced and qualified to offer the best current treatment.
The STHS team are:
- Dr N Swanson (cardiology)
- Dr A Sutton (cardiology)
- Dr M Stewart (cardiology)
- Dr D Tez (renal medicine)
- Dr J Louden (renal medicine)
- Dr J Murray (renal medicine)
- Dr S Nag (endocrinology)
- Dr R Hartley (radiology)
Information for patients on hypertension (high blood pressure)
Information for referrers
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