Learn High Blood Pressure Basics: Assess, Control

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. It is known as the “silent killer.” Hypertension can be present for years without a person knowing it. Silently, damage can occur to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. This damage can lead to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease and blindness. Learn more.