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
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.