High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is an increase in the force of blood against the arteries in the body. A blood pressure reading of 140/90 or higher indicates high blood pressure.

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Preventive Cardiology Center

Our Preventative Cardiology Center specializes in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Learn more about our leading-edge research and make an appointment today.
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Women's Heart Center

The Women’s Heart Health Center offers the best possible care for women who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Request an appointment with a specialist today.
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Kidney and Blood Pressure Center

The Tufts MC Kidney and Blood Pressure Center provides both one-time consultations and ongoing care for chronic or acute kidney disease and high blood pressure.
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Doctors + Care Team

Edward Saltzman, MD

Edward Saltzman, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition; Director, Adult Nutrition Support Services; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Dean for Education, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition
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Enteral and parenteral nutrition

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Alissa Stubinski, MPAS, PA-C

Alissa Stubinski, MPAS, PA-C

Title(s): Physician Assistant
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Nephrology

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picture of Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Endocrinologist; Dr. Robert and Veronica Atkins Professor in Metabolism and Nutrition, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-556-3144
Fax #: 617-556-3224

Obesity, lipid disorders, diabetes, general endocrinology

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Ayan R. Patel, MD

Ayan R. Patel, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Cardiovascular Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratory; Director, Women's Heart Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-8070

Echocardiography, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiac amyloidosis

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Craig E. Gordon, MD, MS

Craig E. Gordon, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Nephrologist; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), hepatitis C virus in chronic kidney disease, Thrombotic microangiopathy, glomerular disease, kidney transplantation, chronic kidney disease

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Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS

Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Nephrologist; Associate Medical Director, Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Boston; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Dialysis, hypertension, general nephrology, chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetic kidney disease, conservative kidney care, cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease, and acute kidney disease

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Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) Center for Translational Pharmacology and Genomics; Cardiologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8991
Fax #: 617-636-5999

Genetic mechanisms in cardiovascular cells including analysis of human trains and disease as a discovery platform biological studies, genetic susceptibility to heart and vascular diseases and molecular regulation of gene expression in cardiomyocytes and cardiomyocyte precursor cells.

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Joel B. Mason, MD

Joel B. Mason, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Professor, Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy; Senior Scientist and Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-1480

Malabsorption and unintentional weight loss, Inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal disease, home nutritional therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition

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Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Laboratory of Lipid Metabolism and CardioVascular Signaling, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-4833

General cardiology, molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases

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Research + Clinical Trials


Development of Blood Pressure Imager

Blood Pressure Imager (BPI), which is a new technology that does not require cuffs or expensive equipment, and can be used by untrained individuals at their own homes or regional care settings to measure blood pressure. In this study, blood pressure will be measured with BPI and blood pressure readings will be compared with a commercially available cuff-based BP measuring device.The BPI will be placed at the wrist of healthy volunteers or persons with history of high blood pressure with the help of a wrist strap- similar to the current heart-rate monitoring devices in the market, such as the Fitbit- and three sets of readings will be obtained.
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