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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-13

Assessment and management of hypertension in children and adolescents: Part a- epidemiology, clinical evaluation and prognosis

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Hassib Narchi
Department of Paediatrics Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences United Arab Emirates University Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
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The renewed interest in hypertension in children and adolescents has resulted from the recognition that its presence in adults often has its roots at a younger age. Accurate measurement of blood pressure in children is essential to establish a diagnosis and it should be based on an appropriate technique and comparison to well established population-based standards. The causes are multiple in young children and a thorough evaluation of possible primary causes is imperative.

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