Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents (Hypertension): Screening
Release Date: October 2013
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Children and Adolescents|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and adolescents to prevent subsequent cardiovascular disease in childhood or adulthood.
Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
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Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents (Hypertension): Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.