Learn About Hypertension

InfographicHypertension is one of the most prevalent health conditions facing Americans. In fact, 68 million Americans – 1 in every 3 U.S. adults – have hypertension, and nearly 20 percent do not know they have it.

Many patients with hypertension visit your medical groups every day for treatment of the disease or other health concerns. Health care professionals play a vital role in ensuring that patients receive the care needed to manage hypertension through lifestyle changes and/or medication adherence.

Without control of hypertension, the deadly disease can result in other serious health problems, including heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Hypertension contributes to nearly 1,000 deaths a day in the United States.

Likewise, costs of the disease are staggering; financial expenses alone (including health care services, medications, and missed days of work) are estimated at $156 billion.

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Across the country, more than 140 American Medical Group Association medical groups have joined Measure Up/Pressure Down® to help their patients gain control of hypertension and live healthier lives. Together, we can change current statistics and achieve lasting improvements that lead the way to greater health, productivity, and cost savings.

Health Toll

Financial Costs

High Blood Pressure Infographic Breakdown by Race and Sex

Health Disparities

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Interactive Maps

US MapMany organizations have developed interactive maps that show the effect of hypertension in communities throughout the United States. Learn about how the disease impacts your county, state, race, or gender, with these tools:

Participating Medical Groups