While high blood pressure is more common in adults, children and teens can develop the problem too. If untreated, over time high blood pressure can damage many organs of the body, including the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. The normal range for blood pressure depends on your child's sex, age and height.
Seattle Children's Pediatric Hypertension program is the only one in the region dedicated to evaluating and treating children and teens with high blood pressure. Our expert team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers offers specialized services tailored to your child's unique needs.
We take part in research studies to learn more about promising new medicines to treat high blood pressure in children. If they are right for your child, we can offer the latest medicines for high blood pressure.