Most pediatric providers do not think of hypertension as a common diagnosis in children and adolescents. However as reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2017, prevalence of hypertension has increased significantly since 1988, with most cases going undiagnosed or treated. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, discusses the new AAP guidelines on hypertension in children and adolescents.
Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.