Guidelines implemented by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 identified more children with adverse metabolic profiles in childhood and elevated CV risk in adulthood compared with the 2004 guidelines, according to findings published in Hypertension.
The study, led by Tingting Du, MD, PhD, and colleagues, sought to evaluate the consequences of 2017 pediatric hypertension definitions compared with 2004 guidelines on pediatric hypertension and to assess the performance of the guidelines in predicting adult hypertension, metabolic syndrome and left ventricular hypertrophy.
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