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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