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, cilt.48, ss.187-194, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1536/ihj.48.187
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.187-194

Özet

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.