Therapy of acute hypertension in hospitalized children and adolescents.

@article{Webb2014TherapyOA,
  title={Therapy of acute hypertension in hospitalized children and adolescents.},
  author={Tennille N. Webb and Ibrahim F. Shatat and Yosuke Miyashita},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={425}
}
Acute hypertension (HTN) in hospitalized children and adolescents occurs relatively frequently, and in some cases, if not recognized and treated promptly, it can lead to hypertensive crisis with potentially significant morbidity and mortality. In contrast to adults, where acute HTN is most likely due to uncontrolled primary HTN, children and adolescents with acute HTN are more likely to have secondary HTN. This review will briefly cover evaluation of acute HTN and various age-specific… CONTINUE READING