Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and target organ damage in pediatrics.

@article{Stabouli2007AmbulatoryBP,
  title={Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and target organ damage in pediatrics.},
  author={Stella V Stabouli and Vasilios N Kotsis and N. Zakopoulos},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={1979-86}
}
The prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents is rising in association with the increasing rate of childhood obesity, and it is associated with early target organ damage. Published guidelines on high blood pressure in children and adolescents, focused on the early and accurate diagnosis of hypertension, resulted in improved ability to identify children with hypertension. Although auscultation using a mercury sphygmomanometer remains the method of choice for evaluation of… CONTINUE READING