Severe hypertension in children and adolescents: pathophysiology and treatment

@article{Flynn2008SevereHI,
  title={Severe hypertension in children and adolescents: pathophysiology and treatment},
  author={Joseph T. Flynn and Kjell Tullus},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={1101-1112}
}
Severe, symptomatic hypertension occurs uncommonly in children, usually only in those with underlying congenital or acquired renal disease. If such hypertension has been long-standing, then rapid blood pressure reduction may be risky due to altered cerebral hemodynamics. While many drugs are available for the treatment of severe hypertension in adults, few have been studied in children. Despite the lack of scientific studies, some agents, particularly continuous intravenous infusions of… CONTINUE READING