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High Blood Pressure Is the Silent Killer

Millions of Americans have hypertension, but many don't even know they have it

Nearly 20 percent of adult Americans are living with hypertension — commonly known as high blood pressure — and don't know it, according to the latest estimates from the American Heart Association. … Back to Article

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PREVENT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Learn more about the risks, causes and how you can avoid getting hypertension. So many people are not aware they have it; that's why it's known as a "silent killer."

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