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Retinal Vessel Diameters and Risk of Hypertension

Publication year 2006
Published in Hypertension
Authors M.K. Ikram, J.C.M. Witteman, J.R. Vingerling, M.M.B. Breteler, A. Hofman, P.T.V.M. de Jong

Generalized retinal arteriolar narrowing is an important sign of systemic hypertension, and a lower arteriolar:venular diameter ratio predicts the risk of hypertension. We investigated whether this association was based on arteriolar or venular diameters or both. This study was based on the prospective population-based Rotterdam Study (1990¿1993) and included 1900 participants ( 55 years of age) of whom 739 persons had normal blood pressure (systolic

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