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Progression of Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients in a Reference Center

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Title
Progression of Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients in a Reference Center
Published in
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, January 2015
DOI 10.5935/abc.20150001
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Gilberto Campos Guimarães Filho, Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Thiago de Souza Veiga Jardim, Weimar Sebba Barroso Souza, Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim

Abstract

Hypertension is a public health problem, considering its high prevalence, low control rate and cardiovascular complications. Evaluate the control of blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular outcomes in patients enrolled at the Reference Center for Hypertension and Diabetes, located in a medium-sized city in the Midwest Region of Brazil. Population-based study comparing patients enrolled in the service at the time of their admission and after an average follow-up of five years. Participants were aged ≥18 years and were regularly monitored at the Center up to 6 months before data collection. We assessed demographic variables, BP, body mass index, risk factors, and cardiovascular outcomes. We studied 1,298 individuals, predominantly women (60.9%), and with mean age of 56.7±13.1 years. Over time, there was a significant increase in physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and excessive weight. As for cardiovascular outcomes, we observed an increase in stroke and myocardial revascularization, and a lower frequency of chronic renal failure. During follow-up, there was significant improvement in the rate of BP control (from 29.6% to 39.6%; p = 0.001) and 72 deaths, 91.7% of which were due to cardiovascular diseases. Despite considerable improvements in the rate of BP control during follow-up, risk factors worsened and cardiovascular outcomes increased.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
India 1 1%
Unknown 84 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 19%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Postgraduate 8 9%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 21 24%
Unknown 18 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 23 26%