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Resolution of hypertensive retinopathy despite persistent high diastolic pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8434291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four patients with exudative retinopathy due to hypertension were observed for periods ranging from 12 to 35 months. Despite multiple drug therapy in high dosage and some clinic attendance, blood pressure was not controlled and remained severely elevated. Even though severe hypertension persisted, however, exudative phenomena disappeared and renal function remained stable during the follow-up period. Neither the pathogenesis nor the natural course of hypertensive retinopathy is yet fully understood. It is accepted that antihypertensive therapy causes gradual regression of the retinal changes of hypertensive retinopathy. There are no data concerning the natural course and progress of hypertensive retinopathy in patients with severe untreated hypertension. It is unclear why the patients in our study had complete regression of hypertensive retinopathy.
M N Lowenthal; R Zimlichman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-18     Completed Date:  1993-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Geriatrics, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Hypertension / classification,  complications*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Retinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology
Severity of Illness Index
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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