Diagnostic Evaluation of Pediatric Hypertension

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Primary hypertension among children is now more common than hypertension due to secondary causes. As a result, broad screens for secondary causes are no longer recommended in most children, and a limited initial evaluation is preferred. In young children and those with severe hypertension, the pretest probability of secondary hypertension increases and a more detailed evaluation is required. The array of diagnostic tests available for this purpose continues to evolve. This chapter explains the rationale behind these recommended tests and discusses the evidence-base about their accuracy, where available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Hypertension
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783031062315
ISBN (Print)9783031062308
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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