Paediatric Hypertension Quiz

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What blood pressure range categorizes as pre-hypertension in children?

90th - 95th percentile for age, sex and height

What defines hypertensive urgency in children?

Severe hypertension with no evidence of end organ damage or without symptoms

What characterizes hypertensive emergency in children?

Severe hypertension with evidence of threatening end organ damage involving the brain, heart, or kidney

What are the common symptoms of hypertensive emergency involving the heart in children?

Acute chest pain and tightness, shortness of breath

What blood pressure range categorizes as stage 2 hypertension (severe hypertension) in children?

Above 99th percentile + 5 mmHg

Test your knowledge of paediatric hypertension with this quiz. Learn about the different blood pressure percentiles for children and understand what constitutes normal, pre-hypertension, and stage 1 and 2 hypertension in paediatric patients.

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