Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. One out of every four individuals in New York City reports having high blood pressure, and hundreds of thousands are living with it unknowingly. Even when diagnosed, rates of control are poor. National studies estimate that 70% of U.S. adults with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under optimal control. In New York City, one-third of adults reporting high blood pressure say that they are not taking blood pressure-lowering medications.
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