versión ISSN 1029-3019
RODULFO GARCIA, Maikel; TORNES PEREZ, Víctor Manuel y CASTELLANOS TARDO, Juan Ramón. Echocardiographic abnormalities in hipertensive patients. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp. 358-363. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 120 hipertensive patients with a course of 5 or more years, who went to the emergency room of "Saturnino Lora" Provincial Teaching Hospital from November 2010 to November 2011 in order to determine the presence or absence of echocardiographic abnormalities typical of hypertension. Of these, 78,3 % was affected, most of whom reported not to continue with regular previous medical treatment, and 21,7 % had not these abnormalities. Age group of 50-60 years, males and blacks prevailed in the case material. The most significant echocardiographic findings were left ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure with ejection fraction of left ventricle preserved.
Palabras llave : hypertension; echocardiographic abnormalities; left ventricular hypertrophy; heart failure; secondary health care.