Cardiac status of adolescents tracking with high and low blood pressure since early childhood.

@article{Sinaiko1986CardiacSO,
  title={Cardiac status of adolescents tracking with high and low blood pressure since early childhood.},
  author={Alan Sinaiko and Juan Bass and Orlando G{\'o}mez-Mar{\'i}n and Ronald J. Prineas},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  year={1986},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={S378-80}
}
The risk of cardiovascular disease for children in the upper percentiles of the blood pressure distribution for age has not been determined. In this study echocardiographic evaluation was conducted at age 15 years in eight children tracking in the 89 +/- percentile for systolic blood pressure since age 8 years, and compared with nine children tracking in the 28 +/- 3 percentile over the same period. No significant differences were observed for left ventricular size, septal or posterior wall… CONTINUE READING