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Hypertension center

The Hypertension center has opened in Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui UMC in March 2015 in coordination with Professor Roland Asmar.

The management of Hypertension & Vascular Diseases relies on the following principles:

  • A multidisciplinary approach for effective disease management.
  • Team based strategies leading to a potential method for improvement of antihypertensive treatment.

Within the hospital, the hypertension center interacts with the following divisions to provide the best quality of care:

  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Intensive care
  • Surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Radiology
  • Angiography (including angioplasty with stenting)
  • Clinical chemistry (including special tests for diagnosis of secondary forms of hypertension)


The specific tasks for each the hypertension center are:

  • to provide the best possible clinical management of  patients with high blood pressure;
  • to set standards in the diagnostics and treatment of hypertension;
  • to evaluate and improve BP control for primary care, specialists and hypertension centers;
  • to offer continuing medical education opportunities
  • to carry out research represented by papers in peer-reviewed international or local scientific journals;
  • to cooperate with other ESH Hypertension  Excellence Centers;
  • to cooperate with the ESH Scientific Council.


The opening of the Hypertension Center in the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui UMC has contributed to:

  • A higher healthcare quality based on international standards and guidelines in the field.
  • The academic role of the hospital,
  • The hospital alignment to Accreditations requirements including the existence of excellence center(s).
  • Growing up the hospital International network as the hypertension center requires the cooperation with other excellency centers and scientific councils.


For more information, kindly contact the Hypertension center on 01-590000 Ext 8895.