Diagnostic Evaluation of Pediatric Hypertension

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Abstract

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
Pages755-770
Number of pages16
Edition5
ISBN (Electronic)9783031062315
ISBN (Print)9783031062308
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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