New app distills the fine art of interpreting a child’s blood pressure

Vector, September 12, 2012 — Nancy Fleisler
The Affordable Care Act, now the law of the land, mandates free blood pressure screening for children as part of their health care coverage. Yet often hypertension in children is missed, while other children get evaluated and sometimes treated for high blood pressure readings that turn out to have been transient (often induced by kids’ fear of doctors). That has cardiologists like Justin Zachariah, MD, MPH, concerned…