Arteriolar narrowing as predictor of hypertension: Blood pressure and weight gain are better

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7464.514-b (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:514
  1. Arnaud Chiolero, research fellow (arnaud.chiolero@hospvd.ch)
  1. Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland

    EDITOR—Wong et al studied the association between retinal vessel diameters and risk of hypertension.1 Some points would have deserved discussion.

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    Narrowed (left) and normal (right) retinal arterioles

    Firstly, evidence shows that blood pressure is one of the strongest predictors of the risk of progression towards hypertension. Thus, in the Framingham cohort study,2 subjects with a normal …

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