oa South African Family Practice - Defining hypertension in children : CPD article
|Article Title||Defining hypertension in children : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 St Nicolas General Hospital, Greece and 2 Vardakeio Hospital, Greece|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||100 - 105|
|Keyword(s)||Children, Diet, Health problem, Hypertension and Obesity|
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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