oa South African Family Practice - Defining hypertension in children : CPD article

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Hypertension is the most common, and potent universal contributor to cardiovascular mortality. Elevated blood pressure, labile or fixed, systolic or diastolic, at any age, in either sex, is a contributor to all forms of cardiovascular disease. Hypertension in children is currently recognised as an important health issue. Treatment includes weight loss and exercise.

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