Screening for hypertension in children and adolescents to prevent cardiovascular disease

April 12, 2013

Source: Pediatrics, 2013, 131 (3) p. 490-525

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell: This systematic review examined the effectiveness of screening asymptomatic children and adolescents for hypertension. The authors concluded that there is no direct evidence that screening for hypertension in childhood and adolescence reduces adverse cardiovascular outcomes in adulthood.

Length of publication: 35 pages

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