Pediatric Hypertension

  • Ronald J. Portman
  • Jonathan M. Sorof
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger

Part of the Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases book series (CHVD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Regulation of Blood Pressure in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey L. Segar, Jean E. Robillard
      Pages 3-21
    3. John E. Jones, Aruna R. Natarajan, Pedro A. Jose
      Pages 23-43
    4. Erhard Haus, Michael H. Smolensky
      Pages 45-73
  3. Assessment of Blood Pressure in Children: Measurement, Normative Data, Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Bruce Z. Morgenstern, Lavjay Butani
      Pages 77-96
    3. Empar Lurbe, Josep Redon
      Pages 107-120
    4. Elaine M. Urbina, Sathanur R. Srinivasan, Gerald S. Berenson
      Pages 121-141
  4. Hypertension in Children: Definitions, Predictors, Risk Factors, and Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jonathan M. Sorof
      Pages 145-158
    3. Michael J. Dillon
      Pages 159-179
    4. Tej K. Mattoo, Alan B. Gruskin
      Pages 181-211
    5. Stephen R. Daniels
      Pages 213-223
    6. Julie R. Ingelfinger
      Pages 241-250
    7. Frank A. Treiber, Harold Snieder
      Pages 251-263
    8. Harold Snieder
      Pages 265-277
    9. Gregory A. Harshfield, Martha E. Wilson
      Pages 293-305
    10. Albert P. Rocchini
      Pages 307-334
    11. Joseph T. Flynn
      Pages 351-370
    12. Franz Schaefer, Otto Mehls
      Pages 371-387
    13. Karl Schärer
      Pages 389-402
  5. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Rita D. Swinford, Ronald J. Portman
      Pages 405-420
    3. Bruce S. Alpert, Michael Hasselle, Sidney Ornduff
      Pages 421-427
    4. Thomas G. Wells
      Pages 443-455
    5. Raymond D. Adelman
      Pages 457-469
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 471-492

About this book


After obesity and asthma, hypertension is the most frequently occurring chronic disease in childhood, as well as an important precursor of adult cardiovascular disease. In Pediatric Hypertension, a multidisciplinary panel of physicians, clinicians, and academicians comprehensively review all aspects of this disease to create the most state-of-the-art treatment of the subject currently available. The topics covered range from the regulation and assessment of blood pressure in children, to its evaluation and day-to-day management. The authors not only outline the pathophysiology of hypertension in children, but also offer current information on blood pressure measurement, the proper techniques for diagnosis, the assessment of hypertensive end-organ damage even in childhood, and the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Additional chapters address the genetic background of hypertension, the characterization of the disease from infancy through the teen years, and the appropriate treatment of hypertension-with and without drugs-including details of current studies of antihypertensive medications and their use. Definitions of hypertension in children, predictors of future hypertension, risk factors-race and ethnicity, diet, obesity, and society-and special populations are discussed at length. Comprehensive chapters on both primary and secondary hypertension in children point out differences in presentation between the pediatric and adult populations.
Authoritative and current, Pediatric Hypertension offers pediatricians, family practitioners, and pharmaceutical scientists a comprehensive survey of what is currently known about childhood hypertension, as well as detailed practical advice for its optimal management.


Blood Pressure Regulation Cardiovascular Disease in Children Childhood Obesity Chronic Kidney Disease End-Stage Renal Disease Essential Hypertension Hypertension in Children Hypertensive Emergencies Metabolic Syndrome Neonatal Hypertension Pediatric Antihypertensive Drugs Sleep Apnea Type 2 Diabetes childhood obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald J. Portman
    • 1
  • Jonathan M. Sorof
    • 1
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Nephrology and HypertensionUniversity of Texas-Houston, Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Division of Pediatric NephrologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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