Focusing On High Blood Pressure In Children

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(credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It is a definite medical concern: blood pressure measurements in children are not very accurate, and according to the latest research, few studies have connected high blood pressure in children with high blood pressure or poor outcomes in adults.

Studies on how effectively drugs and lifestyle interventions lower blood pressure in children are also poor and difficult to compare. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and reports like this emphasize the importance of dealing with this issue.

Remember blood pressure is a silent killer and it does its damage over time.

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