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Blood pressure for an 8 year old

My dh took her to the dr and didnt think to ask about it.It was 120/73.Is this in the normal range?

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Asked by momofsixangels at 5:04 PM on Jul. 23, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • thats a little high for a little kid

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:08 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • The dr said she thinks she has asthma and she has to start using a puffer.She has had health problems all her life.She stopped breathing twice when born,on sleep apnea machine for the first 6 months,her soft spot closed early and she has a flat head in the back and her head is big,and 2 years ago she was diagnosed with mitral prolapse heart valve.She is also 95 pounds(we cannot find the reason why for this and the dr said not to worry) and has allergies.

    Comment by momofsixangels (original poster) at 5:12 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I think it's a little high, but I will try to find out for you the "normal". With the fact that she takes meds and has mitral valve prolapse, it's probably fine. Hopefully, they will keep an eye on it for you because they should never call it "high" based on one reading.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 5:31 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Thank-you!

    Comment by momofsixangels (original poster) at 6:21 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

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