© 2013

Pediatric Hypertension

  • Joseph T. Flynn
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger
  • Ronald J. Portman

Part of the Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases book series (CHVD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Regulation of Blood Pressure and Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Albert P. Rocchini
      Pages 43-55
    3. Avram Z. Traum
      Pages 57-65
    4. Julie R. Ingelfinger
      Pages 83-101
    5. Mahmoud Kallash, Julie R. Ingelfinger, V. Matti Vehasakari
      Pages 103-120
  3. Assessment of Blood Pressure in Children: Measurement, Normative Data, Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Bruce Z. Morgenstern, David Gallick, Bruce S. Alpert
      Pages 131-140
    3. Samuel S. Gidding
      Pages 179-191
  4. Hypertension in Children: Predictors, Risk Factors, and Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Xiaoling Wang, Harold Snieder
      Pages 195-209
    3. Dawn K. Wilson, Sandra M. Coulon
      Pages 211-240
    4. Joshua Samuels, Xamayta Negroni-Balasquide, Cynthia Bell
      Pages 241-251

About this book


The field of pediatric hypertension has undergone important changes in the time since the second edition of Pediatric Hypertension published. Much new information on hypertension in the young has become available. Previous chapters have been fully revised and new chapters have been added to cover important topics of recent interest such as consensus recommendations, the prevalence of hypertension in the young due to the obesity epidemic, studies of antihypertensive agents, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Pediatric Hypertension, Third Edition is a comprehensive volume featuring 38 chapters covering the breadth of the current knowledge. It is divided into four sections: Regulation of Blood Pressure in Children; Assessment of Blood Pressure in Children: Measurement, Normative Data, Epidemiology; and Hypertension in Children: Predictors, Risk Factors, and Special Populations; Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension. Filled with the most up-to-date information, Pediatric Hypertension, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers interested in childhood hypertension.


Blood Pressure Regulation Cardiovascular Disease Childhood Obesity Chronic Kidney Disease End-Stage Renal Disease Essential Hypertension Hypertension in Children Hypertensive Emergencies Metabolic Syndrome Neonatal Hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph T. Flynn
    • 1
  • Julie R. Ingelfinger
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Portman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Washington, Division of PediatricsSeattle Children's HospitalSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Nephrology UnitMassGeneral Hospital for Children at MGHBostonUSA
  3. 3.Global Clinical ResearchBristol-Myers SquibbPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Hypertension
  • Editors Joseph Flynn
    Julie R. Ingelfinger
    Ronald J. Portman
  • Series Title Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clin.Hypertension,Vascul.Diseases
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-62703-489-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-62703-490-6
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XVI, 600
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatrics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews of the third edition:

“The purpose is to present established and emerging principles in hypertension evaluation and management in the young as well as analyses of approaches in current pediatric hypertension research. … It is written for pediatricians, adult and pediatric cardiovascular disease specialists, and investigators in cardiovascular research, as well as nonpractitioners with a vested interest in pediatric hypertension research and treatment. … It enables them to build a more than adequate fundamental knowledge base in practical and research concepts in this growing patient population.” (Shawn Ragbir, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2013)