Primary hypertension and neurocognitive and executive functioning in school-age children
Pediatric Nephrology, 06/21/2012
Kupferman JC et al. – Data on neurocognitive function in hypertensive children are limited. In this review, the authors summarize recent preliminary, early studies that suggest that children with elevated blood pressure demonstrate evidence of worse performance on direct neurocognitive testing, as well as evidence of executive dysfunction based on parent ratings, compared with matched normotensive comparison groups.