A study on hypertension in schoolchildren

E. Menghetti, E. Fossali, L. Perego, R. Virdis

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Abstract

This form wants to be an instrument to carry out rapidly and correctly the hypertension's screening in school-children. The school-physician, or anybody else who takes care of school-child, will find these outlines easy to follow. Nevertheless a strict methodology has to be used. The family history for hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases is also considered, as well as heart rate, somatic growth and physical activity. Subjects with elevated blood pressure levels schould be sent to a second level Center for appropriate investigations and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • child-hypertension
  • school-age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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