National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation
The NPBPAF is a national, non-profit organization founded to ensure that every child receives routine blood pressure monitoring through the physician's office, emergency departments, and any other facility that cares for children. This will be achieved through raising awareness with health care providers including the physicians, nurses and other support staff along with parents. Our goal is to educate parents on the important benefits of having routine blood pressure monitoring beginning at age 3 as recommended by both the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
An estimated 2 million children in our country have undiagnosed hypertension (high blood pressure.) This is a serious issue that if left untreated can lead to permanent organ failure, stroke, heart attack or even possibly death.
"A healthy heart is one of the most important aspects to our children’s well-being. The NPBPAF understands that routinely testing blood pressure at a young age educates both children and parents alike on the risks of undiagnosed hypertension and sets the bar for a healthier Louisiana of tomorrow."
What is the purpose of the NPBPAF?
Thank you for visiting. If you are a parent or a health care provider who cares for children, please take a few minutes to read the information on our site.
Parents, please take the time to educate yourself on the importance of asking for your children to have their blood pressure taken at every well child visit if your doctor doesn't include this as a part of vitals. It could potentially save the life of your child.
"KYKN" KNOW YOUR KID'S NUMBERS!
At their next vist think FOUR:
Height, weight, temperature, AND blood pressure!
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