If left untreated, hypertension (high blood pressure) in children and adolescents can damage the heart and kidneys. Early diagnosis and intervention is an important step to helping children with high blood pressure lead healthy lives.
The Pediatric Hypertension Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt specializes in diagnosing and treating children with high blood pressure.
Our specialists will review your child’s medical history and complete a physical examination and urinalysis to determine your child’s blood pressure and underlying factors. Our hypertension specialists will recommend lifestyle changes and medications to improve your child’s health.
Additional testing may include laboratory studies of blood, heart, and urine; radiology; and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients may participate in clinical research studies to determine the cause of hypertension and best treatment options.
Meet Your Care Team
- Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones and Nephrocalcinosis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
- Chronic Kidney Disease, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
- Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Cystic Kidney Diseases, Electrolyte and Acid-base Disorders, Glomerulonephritis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
Why Choose Hypertension Care at Children’s Hospital
- Family-centered care
You know your child best. So we work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health. At Children’s Hospital, you are always a key member of your child’s care team.
- Recognized care
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S. We are honored to make the list of best hospitals in all 10 specialties ranked.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Radiology studies