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Early detection of hypertension in general practice
  1. S Somu,
  2. B Sundaram,
  3. A N Kamalanathan
  1. Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, 12A Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A N Kamalanathan, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, 12A Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India;
    akamalanathan{at}rediffmail.com

Abstract

We suggest a formula to aid diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents in general practice. The values obtained from this formula were found to correlate well with the values in the charts recommended by the Update of 1987 Task Force report on high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

  • formula
  • hypertension
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