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What to know about hypertension and older adults

Hypertension is a common, but serious chronic condition among adults worldwide. In the U.S., The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that nearly half of all adults in the United States – about 103 million people – have high blood pressure. Only about half (54 percent) of them have it under control, according to the CDC. About one of every five people with the condition are unaware that they have it.

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