High Blood Pressure Care
 
 

High Blood Pressure Care

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) increases cardiovascular risk. High blood pressure causes the heart to work harder to pump blood through the body.

If a child's blood pressure is too high upon arrival to BayCare Medical Group Pediatric Extended Care at Carrollwood, they will be sent to an emergency department. Otherwise, the provider will run tests to find possible causes of high blood pressure.

BayCare Medical Group Pediatric Extended Care at Carrollwood may recommend lifestyle changes and medicines such as ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics and vasodilators. Children may be referred to a specialist.

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