A 43-year-old woman is found to have bp 200/140 mm hg

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    Q. A 43-year-old woman is found to have a blood pressure of 200/140 during a routine examination for a life insurance policy. Further examination reveals retinal hemorrhages and the electrocardiogram (ECG) shows left axis deviation. Which of the following is most likely to be decreased in this woman?

    A) Arteriolar density
    B) Arteriolar wall thickness
    C) Arteriolar wall to lumen ratio
    D) Capillary wall to lumen ratio
    E) Total peripheral Resistance

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