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is a blood pressure reading of 107/58 normal for a 13 year old girl who weighs 105 pounds?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Normal: According to the national heart, lung, and blood institute branch of the national institutes of health, your BP places you squarely in the 50th percentile. You can't get more normal than that!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Normal: It's in the 50th percentile = i promise!
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Yes that is a good blood pressure.

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