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The impact of low blood pressure (hypotension) in the intensive care unit setting has long been understood. In 2014, a UMHS wide analysis of chidren admitted to the pediatric critical unit identified a link between high blood pressure (hypertension) and longer hospitalizations, acute kidney injury and increased risk of mortality. Citation: Ehrmann BJ, Selewski DT, Troost JP, Heiber SM, Gipson DS. Hypertension and Health Outcomes in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun;15(5):417-27. PMID: 24717906