Racial differences among children with primary hypertension.

  title={Racial differences among children with primary hypertension.},
  author={Tammy M. Brady and Barbara A. Fivush and Rulan S. Parekh and Joseph T. Flynn},
  volume={126 5},
OBJECTIVE Race is a known risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease in adults and influences blood pressure (BP) in children. We sought to determine if there are differences in clinical, laboratory, or echocardiographic characteristics among children with primary hypertension from different racial groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS Study participants were 184 children aged 3 to 20 years with a diagnosis of primary hypertension who were examined at 1 of 3 participating centers at the… CONTINUE READING
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