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Classification of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

Purpose:

To diagnose hypertension in children by careful assessment of the clinical data.

Specialty:

Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Hematology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

Hypertension in children is defined as an average systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure equal to or greater than the 95th percentile for age on at least 3 occasions. Children with hypertension will often have an identifiable underlying cause.

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