The Importance of Continuous Blood Pressure Holter Monitoring Devices in the Correct Diagnosis of Arterial Hypertension in Pediatric Patients
Keywords:holter, blood pressure, “white-coat” hypertension, pediatric
Arterial hypertension in pediatric patients is still an underdiagnosed entity. There are described numerous factors that can potentially interfere with blood pressure values and therefore influence arterial blood pressure variations such as: strong emotions, emotional stress, all of which, under normal blood pressure measuring techniques, can be associated with high blood pressure values, thus being established the diagnosis of arterial hypertension. An extremely important step towards the correct diagnosis of arterial hypertension in pediatric patients as well as for adults is represented by continuos holter monitoring of arterial blood pressure devices. This paper presents the importance of such devices for diagnosing arterial hypertension, and “white-coat” hypertension, respectively, in pediatric patients.
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