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Assessment and Management of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Part B – Investigations and Management

Hassib Narchi
Published in : Journal of Medical Sciences ; Vol 4, No 1 (2011)
DOI : 10.2174/1996327001104010014


Once the diagnosis of hypertension has been established in a child or an adolescent, the investigations to be requested need to include a search for the primary cause when secondary hypertension is suspected, the identification of associated and co-morbid conditions and the evaluation of target-organ damage. Instituting therapy should be based on clear indications, the choice of lifestyle and/or pharmacological treatment should be guided by the pathophysiology of the underlying mechanism and based on evidence-based guidelines.


Adolescent; blood pressure; child; humans; hypertension

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