Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical
condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure,
however, is a major risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, atrial
fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia