Longitudinal study of blood pressure during the 1st year of life

Eur J Pediatr. 1990 Feb;149(5):318-20. doi: 10.1007/BF02171556.


Systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP), heart rate and weight were measured in 260 boys and 254 girls, from birth to 12 months of age. Mean +/- SD values of parameters studied and percentile curves are reported. Systolic and diastolic BP increase significantly during the first 6 months of life and are poorly correlated with weight. In the 1st month of life the diastolic BP values are lower than those reported by others.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Longitudinal Studies