Pediatric Hypertension: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for PCPs

With hypertension increasingly common in young children and adolescents, PCPs need to know how to assess the numbers and reach diagnoses with confidence – as well as how to explain to families the long-term importance of bringing blood pressure under control. This guide from pediatric nephrologist Sanober Sadiq, MBBS, offers clarity on best practices for measuring BP, distinguishing secondary hypertension from primary, and starting drug therapy. She also discusses valuable lifestyle modifications and how to help kids set goals and comply with treatment plans. Bonus: Find out when to consider ambulatory monitoring.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Sanober Sadiq, MBBS

Sanober Sadiq, MBBS

Pediatric nephrologist

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