Pediatric Ambulatory BP Monitoring: An Update

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Update: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children and Adolescents


  • The prevalence of high blood pressure in childhood is rising, with higher rates of hypertension observed in non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American youths.
  • Since the 2008 release of the first AHA consensus recommendations for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children and adolescents, the use of ABPM in this age group has increased.
  • Recent data and an updated classification scheme build on the 2008 AHA pediatric ABPM statement.

    Read the full article in Hypertension
    [published online ahead of print March 3, 2014]. Hypertension. doi: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000007.

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