AAP Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines
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Use in children aged 1-17 years. Not for use in patients with low blood pressure. Recommendations are based on AAP's 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline (Table 3). Note that cutoffs reported in the calculator may vary slightly from the published tables, as the calculator accommodates for ages between whole numbers (e.g. 5.5 years), and the tables use simplified values to account for ages between whole numbers. For children ≥13 years of age, this calculator has been adjusted to meet definitions presented in the 2017 AHA/ACC hypertension guidelines for adults.
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- Sneha Daya, MD