According to the American Heart Association, nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. This is why high blood pressure is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
The High Blood Pressure Program aids the participant in understanding high blood pressure, effects of medicine, and warning signs of a heart attack and how to lower their blood pressure at home through education, self monitoring, diet and exercise.