Narrow retinal vessels, high BP may be related in children

Narrow retinal arterioles were predictive of future elevated systolic BP among children, and elevated BP at baseline was predictive of microvascular impairments, researchers reported.
“Early childhood assessments of retinal microvascular health and blood pressure monitoring can improve cardiovascular risk classification,” Henner Hanssen, MD, professor in the department of sport, exercise and health at the University of Basel, Switzerland, said in a press release. “Timely primary prevention strategies for children at risk of developing hypertension could potentially counteract

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