Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John E. Jones, Aruna R. Natarajan, Pedro A. Jose
      Pages 41-64
    3. Avram Z. Traum
      Pages 65-73
  3. Assessment of Blood Pressure in Children: Measurement, Normative Data, and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Lavjay Butani, Bruce Z. Morgenstern
      Pages 113-134
    3. Karen McNiece Redwine
      Pages 147-160
    4. Elaine M. Urbina, Sathanur R. Srinivasan, Gerald S. Berenson
      Pages 179-208
    5. Samuel S. Gidding
      Pages 209-223
  4. Hypertension in Children: Predictors, Risk Factors, and Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Julie R. Ingelfinger
      Pages 227-239
    3. Xiaoling Wang, Harold Snieder
      Pages 241-258
    4. Dawn K. Wilson, Sandra Coulon
      Pages 259-289
    5. Gregory A. Harshfield
      Pages 291-299
    6. Albert P. Rocchini
      Pages 301-328
    7. Gaurav Kapur, Tej K. Mattoo
      Pages 343-356
    8. Kjell Tullus
      Pages 357-374
    9. Joseph T. Flynn
      Pages 375-396
    10. Franz Schaefer
      Pages 397-418
    11. Tomáš Seeman
      Pages 419-441
    12. Donald J. Weaver Jr, Mark M. Mitsnefes
      Pages 443-455
    13. Alisa A. Acosta
      Pages 457-471
    14. Rae-Ellen W. Kavey
      Pages 473-484
    15. Vera H. Koch
      Pages 485-496
  5. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497
    2. Rita D. Swinford, Ronald J. Portman
      Pages 499-515
    3. R. Thomas Collins II, Bruce S. Alpert
      Pages 529-535
    4. Douglas L. Blowey
      Pages 537-558
    5. Craig W. Belsha
      Pages 559-574
    6. Jennifer S. Li, Daniel K. Benjamin Jr, Thomas Severin, Ronald J. Portman
      Pages 575-585
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 587-618

About this book


This outstanding second edition amplifies and improves this premier text on hypertension in neonates, children, and adolescents. Previous chapters have been fully revised and new chapters have been added to cover important topics of recent interest, such as the metabolic syndrome, the impact of exercise on blood pressure, the many uses of ambulatory monitoring, and the relationship of sleep disorders to hypertension. A comprehensive volume, this book features 32 chapters covering the breadth and depth of the current knowledge. It is divided into 4 sections: blood pressure regulation and hypertension pathophysiology; assessment of blood pressure; predictors, risk factors, and special populations; and evaluation and management. Filled with excellent detail and pragmatic information, Pediatric Hypertension, Second Edition includes therapeutic guidelines from the US National High Blood Pressure Education Program and cutting edge data from clinical antihypertensive trials. Trainees as well as practicing clinicians will find the updated information on current treatments especially useful.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph T. Flynn
    • 1
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Portman
    • 3
  1. 1., Division of NephrologySeattle Children's HospitalSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Global Clinical ResearchBristol-Myers SquibbPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-823-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-824-9
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