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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) evidence on screening for primary hypertension in children and adolescents.
Release Date: October 2013
- 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.
Grade: I Statement.
|Supporting Document||Related Items|
|Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 133 KB; PDF Help)||Clinical Summary (PDF File, 36 KB; PDF Help)|
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 96 KB; PDF Help)|
|Evidence Report (PDF File, 936 KB; PDF Help)||Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.4 MB; PDF Help)|
Current as of October 2013
Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshypechld.htm