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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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BATISTA ROJAS, Osvaldo  y  ALVAREZ HERNANDEZ, Zadys. Echocardiographic aspects of internationalist doctors with systemic hypertension. AMC [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.265-272. ISSN 1025-0255.

Introduction: arterial hypertension constitutes a health problem of such magnitude, in developed and developing countries has been called the twentieth century epidemic, in Venezuela is one of the most frequent causes of medical consultation and greater demands for use of medications.  Method:  a descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in the Cardiologic diagnostic Center of Barcelona, Anzoategui state, in which were included all collaborators with diagnosis of systemic hypertension that were present at the cardiology consultation from July 2010 to April 2011, to all patients were carried out an echocardiographic evaluation. Objective: to characterize echocardiographic aspects of collaborators with systemic hypertension.  Results: male sex with 62.2 % and the age group from 36to 40 years (38.7 %) predominated; most patients had not cardiac alterations. Conclusions: the low incidence of echocardiographic disorders of patients is due to a greater part of them were less than 40 years.

Palabras clave : HYPERTENSION; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; HEART DISEASES; EPIDEMIOLOGY, DESCRIPTIVE; YOUNG ADULT.

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