High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is when the force of the blood pushing on the blood vessel walls is too high. High blood pressure in children is more common today, but it often goes undiagnosed. Throughout our system, board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists offer a wide range of cardiology expertise and advanced technology to identify and treat conditions like high blood pressure.
If your child’s hypertension is caused by a condition like kidney disease, our pediatric experts will work together to make a care plan. And our family-centered approach will keep you at the center of decisions about your child’s treatment.
Our Nemours Children's Cardiac Center experts have the experience to identify and treat all types of heart problems; many are named to the Best Doctors in America® list, year after year. In addition to providing diagnosis and treatment, the Nemours Cardiac Center teams participate in ongoing research with other pediatric cardiac institutions — so every kid can benefit from our experience and have hope for a healthier future.
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