Hypertension is easy to ignore until complications arise. Many don't realise the effects of high blood pressure until they develop heart disease, kidney damage, or a stroke.

The new high blood pressure standard is 130/80 mmHg. American Heart Association: 100 million Americans have high blood pressure.

Most people can't feel chronic high blood pressure, says UAB biostatistics professor Suzanne Judd.

High blood pressure is a "silent killer." High blood pressure warning signs are rare unless you're experiencing a hypertensive crisis.

60 to 100 beats per minute is normal. Each heartbeat pumps blood through arteries, veins, and capillaries.

The SPRINT study series examined the effects of intensive blood pressure control on specific medical conditions, with a systolic pressure of less than 120 as the target.

Some high blood pressure risk factors are unavoidable. Age, a hypertension family history, and being African American increase hypertension risk.

How You Can Control High Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Medications Beta blockers. Diuretics. Angiotensin II receptor blockers. Calcium channel blockers. Centrally acting agents.