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Blood pressure targets relevant for children, teens

from HealthDay News

Prehypertension and hypertension in children and adolescents are associated with cardiovascular target organ damage and set the trajectory for early adulthood high blood pressure (BP), according to an editorial published online March 28 in Hypertension. Bonita Falkner, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Samuel S. Gidding, MD, from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, discuss whether the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) blood pressure treatment target of less than 120/80 mm Hg is relevant for children. more

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