Cardiovascular risk among hypertensive adolescents and the potential benefit of a screen-and-treat strategy.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_C476ED799333
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Titre
Cardiovascular risk among hypertensive adolescents and the potential benefit of a screen-and-treat strategy.
Périodique
Pediatric Nephrology
Auteur(s)
Bloetzer C., Chiolero A.
ISSN
1432-198X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0931-041X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Numéro
3
Pages
349-351
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comment ; Editorial
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
To evaluate whether screening for hypertension should start early in life, information on the risk of diseases associated with the level of blood pressure in childhood or adolescence is needed. The study by Leiba et al. that is reported in the current issue of Pediatric Nephrology demonstrates convincingly that hypertensive adolescents are at higher risk of cardiovascular death than normotensive adolescents. Nevertheless, it can be shown that this excess risk is not sufficient to justify a screen-and-treat strategy. Since the large majority of cardiovascular deaths occur among normotensive adolescents, measures for primordial prevention of cardiovascular diseases could have a much larger impact at the population level.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Diseases, Humans, Hypertension, Pediatrics, Risk Factors
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
21/12/2015 18:50
Dernière modification de la notice
09/05/2019 0:56
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