Hypertension in Children

Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone work with families to prevent, diagnose, and treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in children. Our specialists also prevent health concerns that may occur if hypertension isn’t managed effectively.

In young children, hypertension is usually caused by another medical condition, especially one that affects the kidney, heart, or hormone system. Obesity is a leading cause of hypertension in older children and adolescents.

Our doctors may coordinate care with other specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, including kidney, heart, and hormone experts, to treat underlying causes of hypertension. Whatever the cause, our doctors provide treatments and guidance to manage your child’s blood pressure.

Doctors at NYU Langone also treat adults with hypertension.

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