Management of hypertension in the young: role of antihypertensive medications.

@article{Flynn2011ManagementOH,
  title={Management of hypertension in the young: role of antihypertensive medications.},
  author={Joseph T. Flynn},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={111-20}
}
Traditionally, antihypertensive medications were used in few children or adolescents, usually just those with underlying renal or other organ system disease. However, with recent data suggesting that the incidence of primary hypertension may be increasing in the young, it is possible that more children and adolescents will be prescribed antihypertensive agents. This article will review currently available pediatric data on the use of calcium channel blockers, agents affecting the renin… CONTINUE READING
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