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Haemodynamics of Hypertension in Children

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Ye Li, Emily Haseler, Phil Chowienczyk, Manish D. Sinha

Original languageEnglish
Article number60
Issue number8
Published1 Aug 2020

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Purpose of Review: To review the haemodynamic characteristics of paediatric hypertension. Recent Findings: Pulsatile components of blood pressure are determined by left ventricular dynamics, aortic stiffness, systemic vascular resistance and wave propagation phenomena. Recent studies delineating these factors have identified haemodynamic mechanisms contributing to primary hypertension in children. Summary: Studies to date suggest a role of cardiac over activity, characterized by increased heart rate and left ventricular ejection, and increased aortic stiffness as the main haemodynamic determinants of primary hypertension in children.

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