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New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 Posted in: Children and Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new set of guidelines for the screening and management of high blood pressure in children and adults this month. An estimated 3.5% of all children and adolescents have high blood pressure, which often goes undetected and therefore untreated, according to the AAP. Included in the new guidelines are tables for children of normal weight, whereas previously the table only included guidelines for those who were overweight. Early detection of high blood pressure allows prevention and lifestyle changes, in addition to other treatments, to manage the condition and result in healthier outcomes. See the new guidelines here: Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.


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