In recent years, we have developed a sufficient understanding of the mechanisms behind hypertension that has led to the evolution of numerous diagnostic and treatment options. Yet the prevalence of hypertension persists. Why does hypertension continue to disable and kill millions throughout the world, and what can we do to reduce the incidence of this chronic condition? Dr. Aram Chobanian, president emeritus of Boston University, who served as dean of the BU School of Medicine and provost of the BU Medical Campus, discusses the hypertension paradox and suggests more effective strategies for managing the condition. Dr. Janet Wright hosts.