The quest for blood pressure reference values in children.

@article{Chiolero2014TheQF,
  title={The quest for blood pressure reference values in children.},
  author={A. Chiolero},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          477-9
        }
}
  • A. Chiolero
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of hypertension
Do we need country-specific blood pressure reference values for children? This question will sound weird for clinicians caring for adult hypertensive patients or researchers working in the domain of adult hypertension. Indeed, there are no country-specific reference values for adults. This contrasts 
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ABBREVIATIONS. BP, blood pressure; NHBPEP, National High Blood Pressure Education Program; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; NHANES, National Health and NutritionExpand
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