Vascular Aging: Lessons From Pediatric Hypertension.

  title={Vascular Aging: Lessons From Pediatric Hypertension.},
  author={Mieczysław Litwin and Janusz Feber and Marcel Ruzicka},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={32 5},
Hypertension (HTN) in children is associated with early vascular aging (EVA) and underlying immunologic-metabolic abnormalities and accelerated biological maturation. Morphologic and functional vascular changes underlying EVA and HTN in children resemble those seen in the elderly including but not limited to an increase in intima-media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction. Although progeria syndrome leading to EVA and the development of clinically manifested… CONTINUE READING
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