The Hypertension in children and adolescents CPG has been updated.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Severe hypertension requires urgent consultation and management. Hypertension associated with encephalopathy is a medical emergency
- All hypertension in children requires monitoring and follow-up
- Blood pressure should be measured annually in healthy children
- Where possible, abnormal machine BP measurement should be confirmed, preferably with a manual BP, ensuring appropriately sized cuff is used for accurate measurement
This CPG was previously called Hypertension.