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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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ALVAREZ GONZALEZ, Katerinne et al. Assessment and control of hypertensive patients. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.4, pp.36-45. ISSN 1561-3194.

A cross-sectional and descriptive research with 150 patients belonging to No-2 basic-team work at “Luis A. Turcios Lima” Pinar del Rio municipality during 2011 was carried out to assess and control hypertensive patients. To collect the information, familial and individual medical history were revised and a questionnaire under the consent of the subjects to participate in the study was applied. The process and analysis of data were performed considering measures of frequencies (percentages). Female sex and ages between 45 and 49 prevailed. Average blood pressure was less than 130/80 mm Hg. Observing in the greatest percentage of the cases the screen of blood pressure periodically more than 6 or more times. Cardiovascular complications were the most frequent. The majority of patients were controlled and presented less complications.

Keywords : Hypertension [prevention & control]; Hypertension [complications]; Cardiovascular diseases [diagnosis].

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