Hypertension. Silent killer

N J Med. 1999 Mar;96(3):41-3.


Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease in the United States. Still, this common and potentially life-threatening disease, affecting 25 percent of the adult American population, is not well controlled. New research gives the medical community the tools needed to fight hypertension.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Hypertension / epidemiology
  • Hypertension / prevention & control*
  • Risk Factors
  • United States / epidemiology