Hypertension in a child.

  • Janice Brooker
  • Published 2010 in
    Journal of pediatric health care : official…


HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS This child’s BP measurements had been normal (i.e., 90/50 to 90/60 mmHg) at previous office visits. At the request of the NP, the child’s school nurse monitored his BP for 2 weeks following this office visit. The BP measurements taken at school also were elevated (121/58, 131/68, and 117/64 mmHg). At the follow-up office visit, the child’s BP remained hypertensive (120/72 mmHg). All BP measurements were made with appropriate-sized cuffs in the same extremity while the child was sitting.

DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.12.004

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@article{Brooker2010HypertensionIA, title={Hypertension in a child.}, author={Janice Brooker}, journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners}, year={2010}, volume={24 4}, pages={275-9} }