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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: infant blood pressure


 concerned37 - Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:45 pm

I have a 3 month old that was admitted into the hospital over night for a sleep study, due to acid reflex. While doing his vitals i noticed his blood pressure 107/70 isnt that high for an infant?
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:34 am

Yes, those readings are high for his age.
But in order to diagnose hypertension, two or more readings taken on different occasions have to be high, and readings must be taken while the infant is quiet and preferably asleep.

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