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Cardiovascular disease in patients with retinal arterial occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  84946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
103 patients with retinal-artery occlusion causing permanent visual-field defect were examined clinically and angiographically to assess the extent of cardiovascular disease. The 68 patients with branch-artery occlusion had a higher prevalence of previous transient episodes, ischaemic and valvular heart-disease, and more often had an operable lesion in the carotid artery than had the 35 patients with central-artery occlusion who were more often hypertensive, had fewer warning attacks, a greater prevalence of complete carotid occlusion, and fewer operable carotid lesions. The two types of retinal vascular occlusion show aetiological differences; branch occlusion is more often embolic and should be fully investigated for carotid and cardiac disease. These measures are less often of practical importance in patients with central-artery occlusion.
L A Wilson; C P Warlow; R W Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-16     Completed Date:  1979-05-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications
Calcinosis / complications
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications*
Constriction, Pathologic / complications
Coronary Disease / complications*
Embolism / etiology*
Heart Valve Diseases / complications*
Hypertension / complications*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / abnormalities
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications
Prospective Studies
Retinal Artery*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications

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