• Hypertension is becoming increasingly common in pediatric practice, affecting children and, particularly, adolescents.

  • The epidemic of obesity among children and adolescents is likely a major contributor to the rise in hypertension.

  • Pediatric hypertension predicts adult hypertension, with its consequences.

  • Hypertension is associated with the metabolic syndrome and its risk for cardiovascular morbidity.

You do not currently have access to this content.