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New guidelines point way toward more effectively addressing hypertension in kids, teens

20:00 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Case Western Reserve University) The first new national guidelines since 2004 on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) have been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which convened a panel of experts to produce the new recommendations. The AAP report, offers a series of evidence-based recommendations for pediatricians derived from a comprehensive review of nearly 15,000 medical studies published since 2004.

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