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Management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents.
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PMID:  20937444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypertension in childhood is now recognized to be a common and serious problem with a prevalence of 2% to 5%. Large epidemiologic studies have established normative tables for blood pressure beginning in early childhood based on age, gender, and height. Making a diagnosis of hypertension in a child or adolescent identifies an individual at increased risk for early-onset cardiovascular disease who requires specific treatment. Routine blood pressure measurement is recommended at every health care encounter beginning at 3 years of age, but often this is not being accomplished. This measurement is especially important in relation to the obesity epidemic, because approximately one-third of obese children have high blood pressure. Hypertension can be effectively managed with effective lifestyle change and medication when necessary.
Rae-Ellen W Kavey; Stephen R Daniels; Joseph T Flynn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-607     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics, Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642, USA.
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