Donald J. Weaver, Jr., MD, PhD (he/him/his)
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Levine Children's Hospital
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
In a large multicenter cohort of youth referred for hypertension disorders, we found that older age was associated with lower risk of secondary HTN. In addition, more severe hypertension was associated with a lower risk of secondary HTN despite a significantly increased risk for target organ injury in participants with secondary HTN. Further studies are needed to better define clinical factors that differentiate primary and secondary HTN to facilitate management and to minimize this increased risk of target organ injury.