The authors summarize the determining and influencing factors of adolescent hypertension. An overview of the definition and prevalence of hypertension in adolescence is given and the predictive role of the adolescent hypertension on the incidence of adult cardiovascular diseases is pointed out. According to the previous literature data, adult hypertension is more frequent in those people who have had hypertension in their adolescence. There are no widely used, population-based nomograms of adolescent hypertensives available. According to the opinion of the authors, a population-based hypertension screening program would help in delineating the factors influencing adolescent blood pressure, and the most frequent risk factors for hypertension in Hungary. With the follow-up and appropriate treatment of the hypertensives the reduction of target-organ damages may be possible.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2 2001|
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