Hypertension in Children and Adolescents

New Perspectives

  • Empar Lurbe
  • Elke Wühl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stéphane Laurent, Pedro Guimarães Cunha
    Pages 65-83
  3. Janusz Feber, Mieczysław Litwin
    Pages 95-110
  4. Rowena Lalji, Kjell Tullus
    Pages 111-130
  5. Mieczysław Litwin, Janusz Feber, Elżbieta Ciara
    Pages 131-153
  6. Joseph T. Flynn
    Pages 155-176
  7. Asle Hirth
    Pages 177-189
  8. Elke Wühl, Franz Schaefer
    Pages 191-210
  9. Dénes Páll, Miklós Zrínyi
    Pages 211-224
  10. Elke Wühl, Franz Schaefer
    Pages 239-255
  11. Tomáš Seeman
    Pages 257-262

About this book


This book is devoted to hypertension in children and adolescents, a clinical issue that – thanks to the strides made in several areas of pathophysiological and clinical research – has received growing interest in cardiovascular medicine over the last several years.

Given the increasing prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents, this book represents an important and useful tool to address what has become a significant public health issue. It covers a diverse range of topics, from advances in the definition of hypertension and the identification of new risk factors, to current treatment strategies.

The book also presents an overview of the latest findings, including the clinical significance of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in youth, the importance of out-of-office and central blood pressure measurement, new methods for assessing vascular phenotypes, and clustering of CV risk factors.

Gathering contributions by international experts and pursuing a practice-oriented approach, the book offers a valuable tool for cardiologists, pediatricians and nephrologists, as well as general practitioners.


isolated systolic hypertension hypertension treatment early origins of cardiometabolic disease therapeutic trials Perinatal programing and blood pressure Central blood pressure Monogenic hypertension Neonatal hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Empar Lurbe
    • 1
  • Elke Wühl
    • 2
  1. 1.Head of Pediatrics DepartmentHospital General Universitario ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Center for Pediatric and Adolescent MedicineUniversity Hospital HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18166-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18167-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-4606
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-4614
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