In a recent editorial commentary published in Hypertension, Dr Joseph Flynn, from the Division of Nephrology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, critically examines this very important question.
 The intuitive answer is yes of course it is, but it is it that simple!
In adults there is incontrovertible evidence BP is leading cause of death, and there are direct correlations between BP level and rates of stroke, myocardial infarction, and the risk of end-stage renal disease. Furthermore, there are innumerable clinical trials showing that reduction in BP lowers event rates and there are evidence-based recommendations for definition of hypertension, BP levels for intervention and target.
The 2nd International Congress of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents will be held in Warsaw to be held in May 2019. A distinguished faculty has been assembled to examine all the critical issues of hypertension in children and adolescents in a comprehensive programme. Childhood BP does really matter!Read More...