Which factors have increased awareness of hypertension (high blood pressure) in neonatal ICUs (NICUs)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Advances in the ability to identify, evaluate, and care for infants with hypertension, coupled with advances in the practice of neonatology in general, have led to an increased awareness of hypertension in modern neonatal ICUs (NICUs) since its first description in the 1970s.


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