Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Regulation of Blood Pressure and Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Albert P. Rocchini
      Pages 47-60
    3. Avram Z. Traum
      Pages 61-71
    4. Vidhu V. Thaker, Bonita Falkner
      Pages 91-112
    5. Julie R. Ingelfinger
      Pages 113-134
    6. Reetu R. Singh, Kate M. Denton, John F. Bertram
      Pages 135-158
    7. Xiaoling Wang, Harold Snieder
      Pages 159-176
    8. Dawn K. Wilson, Tyler C. McDaniel, Sandra M. Coulon
      Pages 177-204
    9. Coral D. Hanevold, Gregory A. Harshfield
      Pages 221-232
  3. Assessment of Blood Pressure in Children: Measurement, Normative Data, and Epidemiology

  4. Hypertension in Children: Etiologies and Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Joshua Samuels, Xamayta Negroni-Balasquide, Cynthia Bell
      Pages 351-364
    3. Donald L. Batisky
      Pages 365-383
    4. Grace J. Kim, Craig E. Taplin, Joseph T. Flynn
      Pages 385-403
    5. Gaurav Kapur, Tej K. Mattoo
      Pages 405-429
    6. Sheena Sharma, Kevin E. Meyers, Smitha R. Vidi
      Pages 431-449
    7. Susan M. Halbach
      Pages 451-472
    8. Kjell Tullus, Wesley Hayes
      Pages 501-515
    9. Perrin C. White
      Pages 517-537
    10. Janis M. Dionne
      Pages 539-563
    11. Amee A. Patel, Alisa A. Acosta
      Pages 565-580
    12. Tracy E. Hunley, Neerav Desai, Deborah P. Jones
      Pages 581-603
    13. Marc B. Lande, Juan C. Kupferman, Heather R. Adams
      Pages 605-616
    14. Benjamin L. Laskin, Sangeeta R. Hingorani
      Pages 629-650
    15. Arthur Eric Anderson
      Pages 651-662
    16. Vera H. Koch
      Pages 663-678
  5. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 679-679
    2. Joyce P. Samuel, Rita D. Swinford, Ronald J. Portman
      Pages 681-693
    3. Donald J. Weaver Jr., Mark M. Mitsnefes
      Pages 695-708
    4. Carissa M. Baker-Smith, Nicholas Pietris
      Pages 741-753
    5. Stephen R. Daniels, Sarah C. Couch
      Pages 755-766
    6. Michael A. Ferguson
      Pages 767-790
    7. Craig W. Belsha
      Pages 791-806

About this book


The fourth edition of this book is the most comprehensive major reference work on hypertension in children and adolescents. Since the publication of the previous edition, there have  been notable changes in the field, with the arrival of new evidence of the long-term sequelae of  hypertension in youth, an evidence-based review of the value of routine BP screening in children and adolescents, and further evidence of the cardiovascular consequences of the childhood obesity epidemic. This expanded edition covers these new findings, while featuring new chapters on such timely topics as routine blood pressure screening, hypertension in late adolescents/young adults, and current pediatric hypertension research. The reference work also includes thorough updates on chapters from the previous edition, as well as new clinical practice guidelines for childhood hypertension, which have not been revised since 2004.

Written by experts in the field, Pediatric Hypertension, Fourth Edition is the definitive resource for clinicians and researchers interested in childhood hypertension. 


Blood Pressure Regulation Cardiovascular Disease Childhood Obesity Chronic Kidney Disease neurohumoral regulation endothelial dysfunction end-stage renal disease vasculitis renovascular HTN ABPM

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph T. Flynn
    • 1
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger
    • 2
  • Karen M. Redwine
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Washington School of MedicineDepartment of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Hospital Division of NephrologySeattleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nephrology MassGeneral for Children at Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical School Department of PediatricsBostonUSA
  3. 3.St. Luke’s Health SystemChildren’s Nephrology and HypertensionBoiseUSA

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