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Kids & High Blood Pressure

09/21/17

Jefferson pediatrics professor Dr. JJ Zaritsky joined FOX 29 Good Day to discuss kids who suffer from weight problems and high blood, starting at age two. New guidelines have been developed, which could result in more kids being diagnosed with hypertension.

New guidelines:

  • Threshold numbers are lower
  • 24-hour ambulatory monitor
  • Echocardiograms are only performed when putting a child on medication

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