Pediatric Hypertension

Obesity has become an increasingly important medical problem in children and adolescents. Primary hypertension is detectable in children and adolescents and, as in adults, is associated with a positive family history of hypertension, obesity, and life-style factors.Among children and adolescents with primary hypertension; the presence of obesity was associated with marked LVH. Most childhood hypertension, particularly in preadolescents, is secondary to an underlying disorder.

The investigations have showed that children in the highest quartile of BP had significantly narrower retinal arterioles than those with lower BP, suggesting that higher BP in childhood is associated with alteration in the microvasculature. There is even emerging evidence that cognitive function is adversely affected by elevated blood pressure in childhood.

This session includes the epidemiology, incidence and pathophysiology of paediatric hypertension related with obesity, along with the cardiovascular risk factors, the onset of hypertension and obesity on children and the treatment and management of paediatric hypertension and obesity. 

Related Conferences:

  1. 2nd Pediatric Cardiology Conference, September 22-24, 2016 Las Vegas, USA
  2. 4th Pediatrics Conference, March 29-31, 2016 Atlanta, USA
  3. Pediatric Dermatology Conference, October 10-12, 2016 Manchester, UK
  4. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference, March 29-31, 2016 Atlanta, USA
  5. Pediatric Oncology Conference, August 04-06, 2016 Toronto, Canada
  6. 9th International Conference Neonatal & Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease 2016, San Francisco, CA
  7. Pediatric and Adult Intervention Cardiac Symposium 2015, Las Vegas, USA
  8. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2015, Cleveland, UK
  9. 11th Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging 2015, Illinois, USA
  10. 13th Society for Pediatric Radiology Hands-On Cardiac MR Basic Course 2015, Chicago, USA

Hypertension in the paediatric population is now commonly observed. Nonpharmacologic measures are important in the treatment of all patients with hypertension, regardless of its aetiology or severity. Pharmacologic treatment is indicated in some cases. Interventional cardiac catheterization procedures have been employed as well. Surgery may be required for children with severe renal vascular hypertension, renal segmental hypoplasia, and coarctation of the aorta, Wilms tumour, or pheochromocytoma. Portal hypertension is an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. Veins coming from the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas merge into the portal vein, which then branches into smaller vessels and travels through the liver. Primary hypertension in children has become increasingly common in association with obesity and other risk factors, including a family history of hypertension and an ethnic predisposition to hypertensive disease.

  • Causes, symptoms and treatment
  • Portal hypertension
  • High risks of pediatric hypertension and obesity

Related Conference of Pediatric Hypertension

May 22- 24, 2017

World Heart Congress

Osaka, Japan
June 19-21, 2017

18th Annual Cardiologists Conference

Paris, France
August 31-September 01, 2017

19th Annual Cardiology Conference
(10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)

Philadelphia, USA
September 11-13, 2017

2nd International Conference on Hypertension & Healthcare

Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 21-22, 2017

International Conference, Workshop & Expo on Heart Surgery & Cardiology

San Antonio, Texas, USA
October 16-18, 2017

20th European Cardiology Conference

Budapest, Hungary
November 02-04, 2017

3rd Global Summit on Heart Diseases

Bangkok, Thailand
December 04-05, 2017

International Heart Conference

Dallas, Texas, USA
December 11-12, 2017

22nd World Cardiology Conference

Rome, Italy
February 19-20, 2018

23rd European Heart Disease and Heart Failure Congress

Paris, France

Pediatric Hypertension Conference Speakers