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Hypertensive Retinopathy in Normotensive Blacks: About 3 Cases

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In case of hypertension, hypertensive retinopathy is normally an indicator of target organ damage. This sign can be frequently detected even in normotensive subjects. Among 94 normotensive volunteers chosen with regard of the hypertensive status of their parents, we could report the case of 3 black women who had hypertensive retinopathy. As changes in retinal microvasculature precede other signs of damage, we suggest fundus photography routine to be performed more frequently in assessing cardiovascular risks in hypertensive individual and their offspring, especially in black African population, where hypertension is severe.

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Boka, B. , Coulibaly, I. , Yao, H. , Ouffouet, G. , Ncho-Mottoh, M. and Ekou, A. (2018) Hypertensive Retinopathy in Normotensive Blacks: About 3 Cases. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 8, 381-389. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2018.87037.

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