Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents (Hypertension): Screening
Release Date: October 2013
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
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.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents (Hypertension): Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/blood-pressure-in-children-and-adolescents-hypertension-screening?ds=1&s=blood pressure screening