Preventive Cardiology Clinic Blood Pressure Screening

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  • Screening can begin with oscillometric BP, but diagnosis and treatment decisions should be made based on auscultated BP in the right arm.

  • Approach for evaluation and treatment is no different from 4th Report, including DASH diet. No clear evidence exists to guide specific choice of pharmacologic agent.

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We are interested in discussing these issues with you. As primary care providers who are expert in screening and health maintenance, your perspective and experience are extremely important and valuable to us. To consult with one of our pediatric preventive cardiologists, please call 617-355-0955, or email sarah.deferranti@cardio.chboston.org.

* As was previously recommended by The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents; Pediatrics 2004; 114;555-576 National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.

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