Hypertension in the Neonatal Period: An Update

Author(s): Anish Pillai, Deepak Sharma, Pratichi Kadam

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 3 , 2016

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There has been a growing interest among neonatologists and paediatricians regarding identification and evaluation of hypertension in the neonatal period. Despite the emergent normative data on blood pressure values in term and preterm neonates over the last two decades, there is still controversy regarding correct definition and classification of hypertension. This article will discuss the current definitions, available normative data and etiology of neonatal hypertension. There is paucity of records in terms of efficacy of antihypertensive drugs in this specific population and management is usually experience based, causing considerable heterogeneity amongst different units. This review article will also cover the evaluation, management, outcomes and follow up of neonatal hypertension with latest advances in this field.

Keywords: Anti-hypertensive, blood pressure, diagnosis, etiology, evaluation, hypertension, management, neonate.

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Year: 2016
Page: [186 - 195]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1573402112666161129155224
Price: $65

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