Funduscopic examination has limited benefit for management of hypertension


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HELVACI M. R. , ÖZCURA F. , KAYA H., YALÇIN A.

INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL, vol.48, no.2, pp.187-194, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/ihj.48.187
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-194

Abstract

Hypertension (HT) increases the risks of major cardiovascular events and affects a majority of elderly populations. Thus, blood pressure control is the mainstay for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, there is only a limited number of parameters for management of HT. This study was performed on consecutive patients between the ages of 35 and 70 years with normotension (NT) and HT in order to determine the possible consequences of HT on retinal vasculature and to avoid debility-induced weight loss.