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Assessment and Management of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Part A- Epidemiology, Clinical Evaluationand Prognosis

Hassib Narchi
Published in : Journal of Medical Sciences ; Vol 4, No 1 (2011)
DOI : 10.2174/1996327001104010001

Abstract


The renewed interest in hypertension in children and adolescents has resulted from the recognition that its presence in adults often has its roots at a younger age. Accurate measurement of blood pressure in children is essential to establish a diagnosis and it should be based on an appropriate technique and comparison to well established population-based standards. The causes are multiple in young children and a thorough evaluation of possible primary causes is imperative.

Keywords


Adolescent; blood pressure; child; humans; hypertension

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