Update on the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in pediatrics
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 06/01/2012
Blowey DL – The past decade of investigation into the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in children has been rewarding. The studies have shown that blood pressure medications effectively reduce blood pressure in children with hypertension and that these agents are generally well tolerated with few treatment–related adverse effects. While authors have advanced the capacity to make rational therapeutic decisions, future efforts must be directed towards comparing the effectiveness of the different classes of antihypertensive agents and studies evaluating the impact of antihypertensive agents on outcome.