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Hypertension referrals

Routine referrals should always be via e-Referral.

One of the specialist consultants (Professor Leeson, Professor Casadei or Professor Antonidates) will review each referral.

The Specialist Nurse will then normally see the patient and ensure that all the required investigations are carried out.

Results are reviewed by the consultant and further follow-up or investigations planned.

Urgent referrals for the Specialist Hypertension Service should now go via e-Referral.

Letters of request for advice can be sent to:

Oxford Specialist Hypertension Service
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Headington OX3 9DU

Reasons for referral

  • Suspected secondary hypertension
  • Hypertension at a young age
  • Pregnancy associated hypertension
  • Refractory or difficult to treat hypertension
  • Difficulties with medications
  • Re-referral of patients known to the Hypertension Service

Procedures / investigations

The following may be arranged following a referral to the Hypertension Service.

  • Screening for secondary causes of hypertension
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • ECG
  • Cardiac echo
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Bloods
  • Urine testing
  • Body composition analysis
  • Healthy lifestyle advice