Abanti Chaudhuri

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  • Pediatric ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: diagnosis of hypertension. Pediatric nephrology Chaudhuri, A. 2013; 28 (7): 995-999


    Pediatric hypertension (HTN) is a growing concern and should be diagnosed and treated aggressively to reduce the global disease burden. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a useful clinical tool providing a more accurate description of the patient's blood pressure (BP) than office BP measurements, and can be considered the "gold standard" in the evaluation of the pediatric patient with a concern for HTN. The American Heart Association have suggested criteria for diagnosing ambulatory HTN, and research continues into further clarification of how to best utilize the large volume of data obtained from an ABPM report. ABPM has some limitations; however, the advantages far outweigh these. Routine use of ABPM is recommended among clinicians to better evaluate and assess the severity of a child's HTN, and for proper management in order to prevent target organ damage and the resulting sequelae, thereby reducing the burden of cardiovascular risk in hypertensive children and adolescents.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s00467-013-2470-3

    View details for PubMedID 23591679

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