Pediatric Blood Pressure Monitors: Special Considerations and Models

Healthcare professionals monitoring a young patient's blood pressure in a medical office using pediatric blood pressure monitors
nurse using a blood pressure monitor on a young child in a hospital bed
nurse using a blood pressure monitor on a young child in a hospital bed

Pediatric Hypertension

Normal Blood Pressure Readings in Children

AgeBoysGirls
SystolicDiastolicSystolicDiastolic
198529854
21005510158
31015810260
41026010362
51036310464
61056610567
71066810668
81076910769
91077010871
101087210972
111107411174
121137511475
≥131208012080

High Blood Pressure Readings in Children

CategoryFor Children Aged 1 to <13 YearsFor Children Aged  ≥13 Years
Normal BP<90th percentile<120/80 mmHg
Elevated BP120/80 mmHg to <95th percentile120/<80 to 129/<80 mmHg
Stage 1 HTN130/80 to 139/89 mmHg130/80 to 139/89 mmHg
Stage 2 HTN≥140/90 mmHg≥140/90 mmHg

Diagnosis of Pediatric Hypertension

● Physical Examination

● Laboratory Evaluation

● Measurement of Blood Pressure

– Oscillometric Devices

– Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors (ABPM)

– Auscultatory Mercury Sphygmomanometers

● Blood Pressure Cuff Size for Pediatric Patients

CuffArm circumference (cm)Bladder width (cm)Bladder length (cm)
NewbornLess than 636
Infant6 to 15515
Child16 to 21821
Small adult22 to 261024
Adult27 to 341330
Large adult35 to 441638
Adult thigh45 to 522042
The heart health of children is essential for their healthy growth
The heart health of children is essential for their healthy growth

Management of Pediatric Hypertension

What to Look For in a Pediatric BP Monitor?

Pediatric Blood Pressure Monitors and Accessories: Brands and Specifications

Healthcare professionals monitoring a young patient's blood pressure in a medical office using pediatric blood pressure monitors
Healthcare professionals monitoring a young patient’s blood pressure in a medical office using pediatric blood pressure monitors

BP785 Omron 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

BP760N Omron 7 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

BP6350 Omron 7 Series Blood Pressure Monitor

BP652 Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

BP-629 Omron 3 Series Wrist Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

Welch Allyn DS58 Platinum Series Hand Aneroid Set DS58-11

FlexiPort Blood Pressure Cuff Small Size

A child being is examined using a pediatric blood pressure monitor
A child being is examined using a pediatric blood pressure monitor

Conclusion

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References

10.1016/j.ccl.2010.07.006

https://www.bcm.edu/bodycomplab/BPappZjs/BPvAgeAPPz.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7706222

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