Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

Michael Khoury, Nicolas Madsen

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Abstract

Atherosclerosis begins in childhood and is associated with numerous cardiovascular risk factors, includinghypertension.1Pediatrichypertension is associated with cardiovascular target organ damage, which in turn is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in adulthood.2 Reversal of cardiac target organ damage has been demonstrated with antihypertensive therapy inadultsandchildren,3 and lower left ventricular mass in adults is associated with reduced CVD.4Pediatrichypertensiondemonstrates trackinginto adulthood.5 Despite these risks and outcomes, pediatric hypertension frequently remains unidentified.6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1088
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA pediatrics
Volume172
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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