Evaluation and treatment of hypertension in general pediatric practice.

@article{Boneparth2009EvaluationAT,
  title={Evaluation and treatment of hypertension in general pediatric practice.},
  author={Alexis Boneparth and Joseph T. Flynn},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={44-9}
}
Hypertension (HTN) in children and adolescents has become increasingly common. We sought to identify variability in the approach to HTN among general pediatricians as well as obstacles to care of hypertensive youth by surveying pediatricians referring to an urban children's hospital. Although most pediatricians begin blood pressure measurement at 3 years, there was substantial variability in the initial diagnostic evaluation of hypertensive patients. Just 7% of pediatricians routinely start… CONTINUE READING