This outstanding second edition amplifies and improves this premier text on hypertension in neonates, children, and adolescents. Previous chapters have been fully revised and new chapters have been added to cover important topics of recent interest, such as the metabolic syndrome, the impact of exercise on blood pressure, the many uses of ambulatory monitoring, and the relationship of sleep disorders to hypertension. A comprehensive volume, this book features 32 chapters covering the breadth and depth of the current knowledge. It is divided into 4 sections: blood pressure regulation and hypertension pathophysiology; assessment of blood pressure; predictors, risk factors, and special populations; and evaluation and management. Filled with excellent detail and pragmatic information, Pediatric Hypertension, Second Edition includes therapeutic guidelines from the US National High Blood Pressure Education Program and cutting edge data from clinical antihypertensive trials. Trainees as well as practicing clinicians will find the updated information on current treatments especially useful.