Close-up on the arm of a patient having blood pressure taken

Medicine’s David Kaelber explains false blood pressure results for children

Kids often get incorrect blood pressure screening results

Reuters: David Kaelber, professor of medicine, discussed some factors that could indicate that a child’s blood pressure reading may falsely suggest he or she has hypertension. “Automated machines are known to typically generate at least slightly higher blood pressure measures than manually taken blood pressure,” he said.