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Detection and management of vascular hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17651543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Classic hypertensive retinopathy has been well known since the first categorization of retinal vascular changes with the ophthalmoscope made by Keith-Wagener and Barker. Clinicians were interested in using a noninvasive tool to show that severity of vascular hypertension was predictive of mortality. Recently, a microvascular etiology has been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of vascular hypertension. The retinal vasculature can potentially be used to evaluate the role of the microcirculation and to provide new insights into the vascular etiology of vascular hypertension. In this review, we have focused the attention on the role of retinal imaging in the work-up of hypertensive subjects.
Andrea Grosso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive ophthalmology update     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1527-7313     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ophthalmol Update     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-11-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100910750     Medline TA:  Compr Ophthalmol Update     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-51; discussion 153-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Ophthalmology Section, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Ophthalmology / methods
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Retinal Vessels / pathology*

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