Treatment of Elevated Blood Pressure in Children
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Doug Blowey, MD
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In the NICU, the decision to initiate inotropic therapy, provide volume support, or initiate antihyperintensive therapy is often guided by blood pressure measurements.
However, research led by Doug Blowey at Children’s Mercy and reported in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, found that standard oscillometric measurement overestimates the blood pressure in very ill neonates.
Dr. Blowey is here to explain elevated blood pressure in children and is now part of an international committee that is writing guidelines to address the measurement, evaluation and treatment of hypertension in hospitalized children.
Smith, Michael and Blowey, Douglas, "Treatment of Elevated Blood Pressure in Children" (2016). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 34.