Hypertensive emergencies in children.

  title={Hypertensive emergencies in children.},
  author={Pankaj Hari and Aditi Sinha},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={78 5},
Hypertensive emergencies, though uncommon in children, are potentially life threatening. While targeting blood pressure reduction to below the 90th percentile for age, gender and height, mean arterial blood pressure should be gradually lowered by one-fourth of the planned reduction over 8-12 h, a further fourth over the next 8-12 h, and the final 50% over the 24 h after that. Frequent invasive or non-invasive blood pressure monitoring is essential, as is monitoring for sensorial alteration and… CONTINUE READING