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The hypertensive adolescent.
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PMID:  2780119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The hypertensive adolescent requires a careful blood pressure evaluation. In most cases, extensive diagnostic studies will not be necessary, particularly if the patient exhibits characteristics of early essential hypertension. On the other hand, further evaluation should not be withheld in the absence of risk factors or the presence of significant hypertension. A management plan that includes patient education is appropriate for all adolescents with hypertension. In some, but not all, hypertensive adolescents, a limited course of medication may be beneficial.
B Falkner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric annals     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0090-4481     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Ann     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-26     Completed Date:  1989-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356657     Medline TA:  Pediatr Ann     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570, 572, 574-5 passim     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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