Can the retinal microvasculature offer clues to cardiovascular risk factors in early life?
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
©2013 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 102, Issue 10, pages 941–946, October 2013
How to Cite
Li, L.-J., Lee, Y.-S., Wong, T.-Y. and Cheung, C. Y.-L. (2013), Can the retinal microvasculature offer clues to cardiovascular risk factors in early life?. Acta Paediatrica, 102: 941–946. doi: 10.1111/apa.12294
- Issue published online: 4 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 20 MAY 2013 04:55AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 28 MAR 2013
- Cardiovascular risk factors;
- Early life;
- Environmental factors;
- Retinal microvasculature;
- Systemic factors
Adulthood cardiovascular diseases (CVD) burdening in adulthood have been suggested to have possible predisposition early in life. We aimed to systematically review the literatures on retinal microvasculature among paediatric population in relation to a range of environmental and systemic changes. Papers with quantitative retinal vascular assessment and epidemiological design were reviewed.
This review supports the theory that major vascular diseases have pathological predisposition early in life by providing morphological evidence on retinal microcirculation in vivo.