As hypertension becomes more prevalent in the pediatric population, clinicians are more likely to encounter hypertensive emergencies in children, which require pharmacists and physicians to be educated on the therapeutic options for these emergencies. However, the strict governmental requirements on the testing of these drugs in pediatric patients have limited the amount of available evidence on which to base clinical decisions. This review will highlight the available evidence and preferred treatment options for the management of pediatric hypertensive emergencies.
Bauer JL, Amero JL, McDavid AC, Fischer RA, Huet AL, Kier KL. Management of Hypertensive Emergencies in Pediatrics. PAW Review. 2011 Mar 01; 2(1):Article 4 14-17 . Available from: https://digitalcommons.onu.edu/paw_review/vol2/iss1/4.