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Pulmonary Hypertension - High Blood Pressure in the Heart-to-Lung System
Is pulmonary hypertension the same as high blood pressure? The American Heart Association explains the difference between systemic hypertension and pulmonary hypertension.
Know Your Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.
What is High Blood Pressure?
What is high blood pressure? What is hypertension? The American Heart Association explains that High blood pressure, also known as HBP, hypertension or the "silent killer" is a widely misunderstood medical condition.
How High Blood Pressure is Diagnosed
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is diagnosed.
Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that sleep apnea prevents restful sleep is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.
Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains what you can do to manage high blood pressure, or hypertension.
Find High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources
Find tools to manage your high blood pressure (hypertension).
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
Use our blood pressure chart to learn what your blood pressure numbers mean. Systolic, diastolic? The American Heart Association helps you understand the various levels of blood pressure and how high blood pressure or hypertension is defined. Also learn about prehypertension, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, and what is a healthy blood pressure.
Find a Check. Change. Control.® Program Near You
Find an American Heart Association affiliate office in your area to get involved in Check. Change. Control. Blood Pressure monitoring Program in your area.
The Facts About High Blood Pressure
What is hypertension or high blood pressure? High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.