This review did not identify any studies directly evaluating the effects of blood pressure screening on health outcomes, Fonarow noted.
"However, a number of studies were identified that showed that when elevated blood pressure was identified it could be safely and effectively lowered in children and adolescents," he said.
The task force, an independent group of experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine working to improve Americans' health, welcomes public comment on this report until March 25.
For more on high blood pressure in children, visit the American Heart Association.
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