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Pediatric ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: indications and interpretations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22672091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012; 14:372-382. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents is increasing, especially in obese and ethnic children. The adverse long-term effects of hypertension beginning in youth are known; therefore, it is important to identify young patients who need intervention. Unfortunately, measuring blood pressure (BP) is difficult due to the variety of techniques available and innate biologic variation in BP levels. Ambulatory BP monitoring may overcome some of the challenges clinicians face when attempting to categorize a young patient's BP levels. In this article, the authors review the use of ambulatory BP monitoring in pediatrics, discuss interpretation of ambulatory BP monitoring, and discuss gaps in knowledge in usage of this technique in the management of pediatric hypertension.
Authors:
Joseph T Flynn; Elaine M Urbina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
From the Division of Nephrology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA; the Section of Preventive Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
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