Hypertension in Children and Young People

The following information can be found in various locations on our website but is brought together here for ease of reference.

Guidelines for management of hypertension: report of the fourth working party of the British Hypertension Society, 2004-BHS IV

B Williams, NR Poulter, MJ Brown, M Davis, GT McInnes, JF Potter, PS Sever and S McG Thom

Hypertension in Young People


Management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents: recommendations of the European Society of Hypertension

Empar Lurbea,b, Renata Cifkovac, J. Kennedy Cruickshankd, Michael J. Dillone,Isabel Ferreiraf, Cecilia Invittig, Tatiana Kuznetsovah, Stephane Laurenti,Giuseppe Manciaj, Francisco Morales-Olivask, Wolfgang Rascherl, Josep Redonb,m, Franz Schaefern, Tomas Seemano, George Stergioup, Elke Wu¨ hln and Alberto Zanchettiq

Journal of Hypertension 2009, 27:1719-1742

Screening for Hypertension in Children and Adolescents to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Matthew Thompson, MD, MPH, DPhila,b, Tracy Dana, MLSa, Christina Bougatsos, MPHa, Ian Blazina, MPHa, and Susan L. Norris, MD, MPH, MSca http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/02/20/peds.2012-3523.abstract

Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hypertension Society

18-20 September 2006

S4 2.6. Influence of breastfeeding duration, maternal lipidaemia, and blood pressure on aortic pulse wave velocity in young children: The manchester children's cardiovascular health study.

N Bansal, I Gemmell, P McElduff, V Charlton-Menys, A Vyas, PN Durrington, PE Clayton and JK Cruickshank

S10 5.2. Importance of salt in blood pressure regulation in children: a meta-analysis of controlled trials

FJ He and GA MacGregor

Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hypertension Society

24-26 September 2007

S1 2.2 Effects of infant growth, notably skinfold size, on blood pressure in early childhood

N Bansal, A Vyas, FKhan, I Gemmell, P Clayton and JK Cruickshank

S21 P E.4 Pre-and Post-captopril renal scintigraphy as a screening test for renovascular hypertension in children

S Abdulsamea, L Biassoni, P Anderson, S Marks, D Roebuck, C McLaren, E Brennan, S Selim and K Tullus

Blood Pressure Centiles (in Children and Young People) for Great Britain

Jackson LV, Thalange NKS & Cole T.

Children Under Pressure: an underestimated burden?

(Perspective on the above paper) Stranges S & Cappuccio FP
Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2007; 92:298-303

The charts below showing systolic and diastolic BP centiles for children are extracted from the above paper and are reproduced by kind permission of the BMJ Publishing Group.