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Evaluation of Blood Pressure in Pediatric Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate the blood pressure of a pediatric patient based on the 4th report of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

High blood pressure may be difficult to identify in a pediatric patient. The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group developed equations to help to evaluate the blood pressure in this population.

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