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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 318-326, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375642


Abstract Background: Uncontrolled blood pressure has been associated with poor adherence to drug treatment. Objectives: To assess blood pressure control in hypertensive patients attending primary health centers after implementation of a pharmaceutical follow-up program in a city of the north of Brazil. Methods: Observational, cross sectional, descriptive study with 163 hypertensive patients attending public primary health care centers - one located on the riverside and one in the urban area of the city of Santarem, western Pará, Brazil. Adherence to the anti-hypertensive treatment was assessed using the eight-item Morisky test. Pharmacotherapy follow-up (Dader method) of patients with uncontrolled hypertension and non-adherent to anti-hypertensive treatment was performed. Results of the normality test showed that the data did not follow a normal distribution. Continuous variables were then compared using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test, and categorical variables by the likelihood ratio and the McNemar tests. Statistical significance was set at 5%. Results: Of the total sample, 94.5% were not adherent to anti-hypertensive drug therapy and 77.2% had uncontrolled hypertension. Adherence rate was higher in men than women (p=0.006). Pharmacotherapy follow-up improved blood pressure levels, particularly systolic blood pressure (p<0.001). Conclusion: An individualized pharmacotherapeutic follow-up, considering regional and cultural specificities, can contribute to the treatment of hypertensin in the primary care.

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Pharmacists , Pharmaceutical Services , Primary Health Care/methods , Medication Adherence , Hypertension/drug therapy , Personal Health Services/methods , Brazil , Health Centers , Urban Health , Drug Therapy/methods , Hypertension/prevention & control
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-935290


Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitude and behavior of salt reduction in adults of Beijing in 2017. Methods: Based on the monitoring data of chronic diseases and corresponding risk factors in adults of Beijing in 2017, the indicators of salt reduction knowledge, attitude and behavior of 13 240 participants aged 18-79 years old were analyzed. The awareness rate, attitude support rate and behavior rate were calculated by complex weighting method, and compared among different age groups, genders, residential areas, and history of hypertension. The proportion of people taking various salt reduction measures to the total number of people was compared. Results: The awareness rate of recommended daily salt intake, the awareness of hypertension caused or aggravated by more salt intake, the attitude support rate and behavior rate of adults were 31.77%, 88.56%, 90.27% and 53.86%, respectively. After weighted adjustment, the awareness rate of recommended daily salt intake was 31.08%, which increased with age (χ2trend=431.56, P<0.001) and education level (χ2trend=95.44, P<0.001). The awareness rate of women was higher than that of men (χ²=118.89, P<0.001), and the awareness rate of population in urban areas was higher than that of population in suburban areas (χ²=34.09, P=0.001). The awareness rate of hypertension caused or aggravated by eating more salt was 86.73%. The support rate of salt reduction attitude was 90.45%. The rate of salt-reducing behavior was 54.05%. Among different salt reduction measures, reducing salt when cooking was the most common measure (52.41%), while the least common one (35.22%) was using low sodium salt. Logistic regression model analysis showed that the gender, age, education level, self-reported history of hypertension, awareness of salt recommendation, awareness of hypertension caused or aggravated by eating more salt, and salt reduction attitude were significantly associated with salt reduction behavior. Conclusion: In 2017, adults in Beijing have a basic understanding of the impact of high-salt diet on health and support salt reduction, but the rate of salt reduction behavior is still relatively low. There are obvious gender and age differences, and the salt reduction measure is simple. Targeted measures should be taken to promote the formation of salt reduction behavior.

Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Beijing , Diet, Sodium-Restricted , Female , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Humans , Hypertension/prevention & control , Male , Middle Aged , Recommended Dietary Allowances , Sodium Chloride, Dietary , Young Adult
J. Phys. Educ. (Maringá) ; 33: e3322, 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1385995


ABSTRACT Physical inactivity is associated with low heart rate variability (HRV) in adolescents. However, whether the number of physical education (PE) classes impact HRV remains unclear. This cross-sectional study verified the association between the frequency of PE classes and HRV parameters in male adolescents. This study included 1152 boys (16.6 ± 1.2 years). The quantity of PE classes was assessed though questionnaire and the adolescents were stratified accordingly (no PE class; one PE class/wk; ≥2 PE classes/wk). Time- (SDNN, RMSSD, PNN50) and frequency-domains (LF, HF, sympathovagal balance) of HRV were obtained. Generalized Linear Models were used for comparing the HRV parameters according to the quantity of PE classes, adjusting for confounders. There was no difference in HRV measures of time: (SDNN, p = 0.77; RMSSD, p=0.72; PNN50, p=0.83) and frequency (LF, p=0.61; HF, p=0.61; sympathovagal balance, p=0.60) between the different frequencies of PE classes. The frequency of PE classes in not associated with HRV parameters of male adolescents.

RESUMO A inatividade física está associada à baixa variabilidade da frequência cardíaca (VFC) em adolescentes. Entretanto, não está claro se o número de aulas de Educação Física (EF) causa impacto na VFC. Este estudo transversal verificou a associação entre a frequência das aulas de EF com parâmetros de VFC em adolescentes do sexo masculino. Foram incluídos 1.152 meninos (16,6 ± 1,2 anos). A quantidade de aulas de EF foi avaliada através de questionário e os adolescentes foram estratificados de acordo (nenhuma aula de EF; uma aula de EF / sem; ≥2 aulas de EF / sem). Os domínios do tempo (SDNN, RMSSD, PNN50) e da frequência (LF, HF, balanço simpático-vagal) da VFC foram obtidos. Modelos Lineares Generalizados foram usados ​​para comparar os parâmetros da VFC de acordo com a quantidade de aulas de EF, ajustando para fatores de confusão. Não houve diferença nas medidas de VFC de tempo: (SDNN, p = 0,77; RMSSD, p = 0,72; PNN50, p = 0,83) e frequência (LF, p = 0,61; HF, p = 0,61; balanço simpatovagal, p = 0,60) entre as diferentes frequências das aulas de EF. A frequência das aulas de EF não está associada aos parâmetros de VFC de adolescentes do sexo masculino.

Humans , Male , Adolescent , Physical Education and Training/methods , Heart Rate/physiology , Exercise , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Adolescent Behavior , Obesity, Abdominal/prevention & control , Hypertension/prevention & control , Men
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928841


BACKGROUND@#Although the age-adjusted incidence and mortality of cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been decreasing steadily in Japan, both diseases remain major contributors to morbidity and mortality along with the aging society. Herein, we aim to provide a prescription of 10 health tips for long and healthy life named the "Lifelong Health Support 10 (LHS10)."@*METHOD@#The LHS10 was developed by the preventive medicine specialists at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Suita, where it has been used for health guidance to prevent CVD, cancer, and cognitive decline in addition to their major risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. It consisted of the lifestyle modification recommendations of the 2014 Japanese Society of Hypertension guidelines and the 2017 Japan Atherosclerosis Society Guidelines for preventing atherosclerotic CVD. Further, it came in line with other international lifestyle modification guidelines. In this narrative review, we summarized the results of several Japanese epidemiological studies investigating the association between the LHS10 items and the risk of cancer, CVD, and other chronic diseases including dementia, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.@*RESULTS@#The LHS10 included avoiding smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, engaging in physical activity, refraining from excessive alcohol drinking, reducing fried foods and sugary soft drinks, cutting salt in food, consuming more vegetables, fruits, fish, soy foods, and fibers, and maintaining proper body weight. All items of the LHS10 were shown to reduce the risk of cancer, CVD, and other chronic diseases.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The LHS10 can be a helpful tool for health guidance.

Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control , Humans , Hypertension/prevention & control , Japan/epidemiology , Life Style , Neoplasms , Prescriptions , Risk Factors
Rev. bras. hipertens ; 28(4): 269-271, 10 dez. 2021.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1367455


A hipertensão arterial (HA) é o principal fator contributivo para as doenças cardiovasculares, as quais constituem a mais importante causa de morte prevenível no mundo. A falta de conhecimento da população acerca da doença, e consequentemente de um diagnóstico adequado, torna baixo o número de pessoas que se tratam. O aspecto silencioso da HA, e a má adesão ao tratamento proposto, dentre outros fatores, contribuem para o elevado risco de complicações. A medida da pressão arterial (PA) neste contexto apresenta grande importância não apenas no diagnóstico, mas também no acompanhamento de portadores de HA, podendo ser realizada de forma casual, em consultório, ou fora do mesmo com a utilização de outros métodos para tal. Dentre as medidas de PA, a monitorização residencial da PA (MRPA) se destaca. É um método destinado a fazer registro da PA fora do ambiente de consultório, obedecendo a um protocolo previamente estabelecido e normatizado. Além disto, a MRPA apresenta custos menores do que a monitorização ambulatorial da PA (MAPA). De acordo com a atual Diretriz Brasileira de HA, são considerados anormais valores de PA consultório ≥ 140/90 mmHg e de MRPA ≥ 130/80 mmHg. Sob esta perspectiva, a MRPA é um exame que permite que se faça o diagnóstico de HA verdadeira (PA elevada no consultório e na MRPA), normotensão verdadeira (PA normal no consultório e na MRPA), HA do avental branco (HAB) (PA elevada no consultório e normal na MRPA) e HA mascarada (HM) (PA normal no consultório e elevada na MRPA). O diagnóstico de HM é bastante relevante na prática clínica, pois em termos prognósticos, a HM apresenta um risco cardiovascular maior que a HAB e a normotensão verdadeira. Além disto, a incidência de eventos cardiovasculares na HM é similar ou até superior à da HA verdadeira.

Hypertension is the main contributing factor to cardiovascular diseases, which are the most important cause of death in the world. The lack of proper diagnosis, mainly due to the silent aspect of hypertension, makes the rate of people undergoing treatment low, contributing to the high risk of complications. The measurement of blood pressure (BP) in this context is important not only in the diagnosis, but also in the follow-up of patients with hypertension, and it can be performed casually, in the office, or outside the office, using other methods for this purpose. Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is a method designed to record BP outside the office environment, following a previously established and standardized protocol and has a lower cost than ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) According to the current Brazilian hypertension guideline, office BP values ≥ 140/90 mmHg and HBPM values ≥ 130/80 mmHg are considered abnormal. From this perspective, HBPM is a test that allows the diagnosis of true hypertension (high BP in the office and in HMBP), true normotension (normal BP in the office and in the HBPM), white coat hypertension (high BP in the office and normal BP in HBPM) and masked hypertension (normal BP in the office and high in HBPM). The diagnosis of masked hypertension is quite relevant in clinical practice, because this phenotype has greater cardiovascular risk than true normotension and white coat hypertension. On the other hand, the incidence of cardiovascular events is similar or even greater in masked hypertension in comparison with true hypertension.

Humans , Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Hypertension/diagnosis , Hypertension/prevention & control
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(5,supl.1): 95-104, Nov. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1346334


Abstract Background Religiosity is a system of worship and doctrine that is shared by a group, and spirituality is the individual search for the meaning of life. The relationship between spirituality/religiosity (S/R) and health has a long history, and a positive correlation between spirituality and chronic diseases has been described in scientific literature, showing a decrease in morbidity and mortality in general. Objective To evaluate the association between S/R and the quality of life of patients with diabetes and/or systemic arterial hypertension. Method An observational, analytical, cross-sectional, quantitative study was conducted with a sample consisting of 40 patients treated at the hypertension and diabetes outpatient clinic of a medical center in Recife. The collection used three assessment instruments (SSRS, Duke-DUREL scale, and WHOQOL-BREF). Data from the questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive (frequency and percentage) and inferential statistics (chi-square test and F test) using the R software, version 3.4.3. The level of significance in all analyses was 5%. The study was approved by CEP/IMIP, according to report no. 2.890.126. Result All four domains of the quality-of-life scale (WHOQOL-BREF) showed a positive relationship when correlated with the religiosity scale (DUREL), with statistical significance in the relationship between organizational religiosity and the environmental domain. When correlated with the spirituality scale (SSRS), WHOQOL-BREF also showed a positive relationship, except in the physical domain. Conclusion A positive relationship between quality of life and S/R was shown, thus confirming its importance for patients with diabetes and SAH.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Quality of Life , Religion and Medicine , Spirituality , Diabetes Mellitus/prevention & control , Hypertension/prevention & control
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(5): 542-549, Sept.-Oct. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1340061


Abstract Background: Increased level of physical activity (PA) and health education are known as non-pharmacological treatments of hypertension (HP). There is a lack of studies investigating the influence of HP knowledge on the level of PA among hypertensive patients. Objective: To examine the influence of patient's knowledge about HP on PA level and the relationship between these variables. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in in a primary care center located in a city in the southern Brazil. A total of 199 hypertensive patients (median 61.2 [13] years; body mass index (BMI) 21.9 (7.5) kg/m2; 72.4% women) were included. The level of PA was assessed by measuring the number of steps taken daily. The knowledge about HP was assessed by a standardized questionnaire (HIPER-Q). The Kruskall-Wallis test was used to compare age, BMI and PA level between HP knowledge categories, and the Spearman test was used to assess correlations (p <0.05). Results: The median score of knowledge about HP for patients categorized as insufficient (n=6, 3%), poor (n=24; 12.1%), acceptable (n=101; 50.8%) and good (n=68; 34.2%) was 11.0 (8.0), 20.0 (4.0), 26.0 (5.0) and 38.0 (2.0), respectively. No patient has achieved an "excellent" level of knowledge. There was no significant difference in PA level (p = 0.341), BMI (p = 0.510) or age (p = 0.073) between these categories. Age was negatively correlated with knowledge about HP (p <0.05 and rho = 0.02). Conclusions: Patient's knowledge about HP did not influence the level of PA in hypertensive patients. Age, number of steps per day and BMI were not significantly different between the categories of knowledge. Public policies and organizational strategy should be addressed to improve health education and avoid sedentary behavior in this population. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2020; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0)

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Primary Health Care , Exercise , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Patient Education as Topic , Hypertension/prevention & control , Quality of Life , Brazil , Cross-Sectional Studies , Sedentary Behavior , Arterial Pressure , Health Policy , Hypertension/therapy , Hypertension/epidemiology
Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(3): 323-326, July-Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288586


ABSTRACT Introduction Hypertension is a common clinical disease, which is not uncommon in the aviation industry. Pilots suffering from high blood pressure need to control high blood pressure to ensure flight safety. Exercise therapy is an effective way to control high blood pressure. Objective To design the clinical effects of exercise intervention in the treatment of hypertension in pilots. Method The article randomly assigned 41 pilot volunteers with hypertension to two groups: the treatment and control groups. Except for the different exercise intervention therapy, the other treatment methods are the same. After the expiration of the experiment, the volunteers were tested for their physiological and biochemical indicators. Results After one year of strict diet and exercise intervention, the two groups of physiological and biochemical indicators were significantly different. Conclusion Intervention of moderate-intensity exercise can reduce the body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure level of hypertensive patients, correct the disorder of blood lipid metabolism, and can help reduce the recurrence rate of hypertension. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.

RESUMO Introdução A hipertensão é uma doença clínica comum, o que não é incomum na indústria de aviação. Os pilotos que sofrem de pressão alta precisam controlar a pressão alta para garantir a segurança do vôo. A terapia com exercícios é uma forma eficaz de controlar a hipertensão. Objetivo Desenhar os efeitos clínicos da intervenção com exercícios no tratamento da hipertensão em pilotos. Método O artigo distribuiu aleatoriamente 41 voluntários pilotos com hipertensão em dois grupos: os grupos de tratamento e controle. Exceto pela terapia de intervenção com exercícios diferentes, os outros métodos de tratamento são os mesmos. Após o término do experimento, os voluntários foram testados quanto aos seus indicadores fisiológicos e bioquímicos. Resultados Após um ano de dieta estrita e intervenção com exercícios, os dois grupos de indicadores fisiológicos e bioquímicos foram significativamente diferentes. Conclusão A intervenção de exercícios de intensidade moderada pode reduzir o índice de massa corporal, a relação cintura-quadril e o nível de pressão arterial de pacientes hipertensos, corrigir o distúrbio do metabolismo dos lipídios do sangue e pode ajudar a reduzir a taxa de recorrência da hipertensão. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos - investigação dos resultados do tratamento.

RESUMEN Introducción La hipertensión es una enfermedad clínica común, que no es infrecuente en la industria de la aviación. Los pilotos que sufren de presión arterial alta necesitan controlar la presión arterial alta para garantizar la seguridad del vuelo. La terapia con ejercicios es una forma eficaz de controlar la presión arterial alta. Objetivo Diseñar los efectos clínicos de la intervención con ejercicios en el tratamiento de la hipertensión en pilotos. Método El artículo asignó al azar a 41 voluntarios piloto con hipertensión a dos grupos: el de tratamiento y el de control. Excepto por las diferentes terapias de intervención con ejercicios, los otros métodos de tratamiento son los mismos. Después de la terminación del experimento, se evaluó a los voluntarios en cuanto a sus indicadores fisiológicos y bioquímicos. Resultados Después de un año de estricta intervención de dieta y ejercicio, los dos grupos de indicadores fisiológicos y bioquímicos fueron significativamente diferentes. Conclusión La intervención del ejercicio de intensidad moderada puede reducir el índice de masa corporal, la relación cintura-cadera y el nivel de presión arterial de los pacientes hipertensos, corregir el trastorno del metabolismo de los lípidos en sangre y puede ayudar a reducir la tasa de recurrencia de la hipertensión. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos: investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.

Humans , Male , Adult , Middle Aged , Exercise Therapy , Pilots , Hypertension/prevention & control , Case-Control Studies , Treatment Outcome , Hypertension/blood
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(4): 400-408, July-Aug. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1286839


Abstract Background Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death worldwide. There is a lack of studies addressing this issue in women and its risk factors, such as hypertension. Objective To evaluate the clinical and therapeutic profile of women with hypertension and to determine which factors are related to treatment adherence and blood pressure control. Methods Cross-sectional study of 181 hypertensive women treated at an outpatient referral clinic. Data were obtained from medical records, face-to-face interviews, and physical examination, using a standardized form. Statistical analysis was performed with prevalence ratio, chi-square and Student's t test. Significance was accepted at p<0.05. Results Most patients were mixed-race or black (91.7%) and the mean age was 66.09 years. Only 44.2% of patients had controlled blood pressure. The prevalence of stroke was 14.9%, whereas the prevalence of coronary artery disease was 19.3%. The mean number of oral antihypertensive drugs prescribed to each individual was 3.41. A history of stroke was more often found in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (p=0.013) and in those using three or more antihypertensives (p=0.023). Eighty patients (44.2%) had high treatment adherence. Depression was more frequently reported by patients with poorer adherence to treatment (p=0.026). Conclusion Women with hypertension presented a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular events, including a significantly higher prevalence of stroke in those with uncontrolled hypertension. Self-reported depression may help identify patients at risk of nonadherence to treatment.

Humans , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Ambulatory Care/methods , Treatment Adherence and Compliance/psychology , Hypertension/prevention & control , Cross-Sectional Studies , Stroke/etiology , Depression/complications , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Hypertension/drug therapy
Rev. medica electron ; 43(3): 644-655, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289810


RESUMEN Introducción: la hipertensión arterial del adulto tiene sus inicios en la niñez, por lo que la percepción de riesgo debe aumentar en las edades pediátricas. Objetivo: elevar el nivel de conocimiento sobre hipertensión arterial en adolescentes de la Escuela Secundaria Básica Antonio Rodríguez, del municipio Colón, provincia de Matanzas. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio de intervención educativa en 80 estudiantes de 8vo grado, en el período de febrero de 2017 a junio de 2018. Se aplicó un cuestionario para medir percepción de riesgo de enfermar, conocimientos sobre factores de riesgo y síntomas de hipertensión arterial antes y después de la intervención. Se crearon cuatro grupos de 20 adolescentes, que tuvieron una sesión semanal durante 6 semanas. Se desarrollaron seis temas relacionados con la enfermedad, en los que se utilizaron técnicas participativas de educación para la salud. Resultados: el 96,1 % de los adolescentes no percibían el riesgo de enfermar de hipertensión arterial antes de la intervención. Luego de esta, la percepción de riesgo se presentó en el 65,4 %. Un 43,6 % de los participantes desconocían los factores de riesgo, y el 69,2 % no conocían los síntomas. Después de la intervención, el 73 % de la muestra tenían un conocimiento parcial sobre los factores de riesgo; el 57,7 % conocían los síntomas, y el 37,2 % los conocían parcialmente. Conclusiones: la intervención educativa sobre hipertensión arterial contribuyó a elevar los conocimientos y la percepción de riesgo en los adolescentes. Se aportaron elementos para modificar estilos de vida poco saludables (AU).

ABSTRACT Introduction: the adults' arterial hypertension begins in childhood, therefore the risk perception must increase in pediatric ages. Objective: to raise knowledge level on arterial hypertension in adolescents from the high school Antonio Rodriguez, municipality of Colon, province of Matanzas. Materials and methods: an educational interventional study was carried out in 80 8th-grade students, in the period from February 2017 to June 2018. A survey was applied to measure risk perception of developing the disease, knowledge on risk factors and symptoms of arterial hypertension before and after intervention. Four groups of 20 teenagers were created, having a weekly session during six weeks. Six themes related to the disease were developed, using different participatory techniques of health education. Results: 96.1% of adolescents did not perceive the risk of developing hypertension before the intervention. After it, risk perception was present in 65.4% of them. 43.6% of participants did not know the risk factors, and 69.2 % did not know the symptoms. After the intervention, 73% of the sample had partial knowledge on risk factors; 57.7% knew the symptoms, and 37.2% knew them partially. Conclusions: the educational intervention on arterial hypertension contributed to raise knowledge and risk perception in adolescents. Elements were given to modify unhealthy lifestyles (AU).

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Early Intervention, Educational/methods , Hypertension/prevention & control , Chronic Disease/classification , Prevalence , Knowledge , Healthy Lifestyle , Hypertension/epidemiology
Medisan ; 25(3)2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1287294


Introducción: La necesidad de disminuir la morbilidad y la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares y cerebrovasculares ha sido el principal motivo para enfocar el problema del control de la hipertensión arterial desde un punto de vista más integral. Objetivo: Estimar el riesgo cardiovascular en adultos mayores con hipertensión arterial atendidos en un área de salud. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y trasversal de 103 adultos mayores con hipertensión arterial, pertenecientes al Consultorio Médico de la Familia No. 23 del Policlínico Docente Ramón López Peña de Santiago de Cuba, desde enero hasta diciembre del 2019. Se estudiaron variables sociodemográficas (edad, sexo, color de la piel) y clínicas (clasificación y control de la enfermedad); además, se estimó el riesgo cardiovascular según la Guía cubana de diagnóstico, evaluación y tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial. Se utilizaron técnicas de la estadística descriptiva, tales como frecuencia absoluta y porcentaje, así como medidas de tendencia central. Resultados: Predominaron las mujeres, fundamentalmente de edades más avanzadas, y las personas con piel negra. Los factores de riesgo más frecuentes fueron alimentación deficiente, sedentarismo y diabetes mellitus. El riesgo cardiovascular moderado primó en 56,0 % de la población. Conclusiones: Los pacientes estudiados mostraron un riesgo de moderado a alto de presentar eventos cardiovasculares en los próximos años, elemento básico para la planificación e implementación de acciones preventivas y de control que, sin lugar a dudas, redundará en una disminución de la morbilidad y la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares y cerebrovasculares.

Introduction: The necessity to diminish the morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases has been the main reason to focus the problem of hypertension control from a more comprehensive point of view. Objective: To estimate the cardiovascular risk in the elderly with hypertension assisted in a health area. Methods: A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 103 elderly with hypertension, belonging to the Doctor Family Office No. 23 of Ramón López Peña Teaching Polyclinic was carried out in Santiago de Cuba, from January to December, 2019. Some sociodemographic and clinical variables were studied (age, sex, color of the skin) and (classification and control of the disease) respectively; also, the cardiovascular risk was considered according to the Cuban guide of diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hypertension. The techniques of the descriptive statistic were used, such as absolute frequency and percentage, as well as measures of central tendency. Results: There was a prevalence of women, fundamentally of more advanced ages, and people with black skin. The most frequent risk factors were poor feeding, physical inactivity and diabetes mellitus. The moderate cardiovascular risk prevailed in the 56.0 % of the population. Conclusions: The studied patients showed a moderate to high risk for presenting cardiovascular events in the next years, basic element for planning and implementing preventive and control actions that, undoubtedly, will rebound in a decrease of morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Heart Disease Risk Factors , Hypertension/prevention & control , Aged
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(3): 294-299, May-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250098


Abstract Background Resistance training is used in different exercise programs, with different objectives and different levels of physical fitness. Training-related variables, such as volume, rest time and intensity, can affect the response of blood pressure (BP), but studies on the effect of these variables on BP are still needed. Objective To evaluate the acute response of BP in trained individuals undergoing two different methods of resistance training. Methods The sample was divided into three groups: (1) the German volume training (GVT) (n= 15), which consisted of 10 series of 10 repetitions at 50% of 1-repetition maximum (RM) with intervals of 30 seconds; (2) the sarcoplasm stimulating training (SST) (n= 16), performed at 8 RM and 85% of 1-RM and interval of 10 seconds until failure, followed by removal of 20% of weight and repetition of the whole series (total of three sets), and the control group (CG) (n= 15) who underwent BP measurements only. The two-way repeated measures ANOVA was used for analysis of variations, and a p< 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results In the within-group analysis, a significant lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) was found at 10 minutes (125.4±10.8 mmHg, p= 0.045) and 20 minutes (124.5±8.5 mmHg, p= 0.044) post-training compared with immediately after training. In the between-group comparison, higher SBP values were observed immediately after training in the SST group (142.1±28.2, p= 0.048) compared with the CG. Conclusion High-volume and high-intensity resistance training programs did not cause abnormal changes in blood pressure. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2021; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0)

Humans , Male , Adult , Young Adult , Blood Pressure , Circuit-Based Exercise/methods , Endurance Training/methods , Exercise , Physical Fitness , Resistance Training , Hypertension/prevention & control
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(3): 300-306, May-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250109


Abstract Background Resistant hypertension (RH) is manifested by the presence of blood pressure values resistant to antihypertensive therapy. RH is highly prevalent among black individuals, increasing cardiovascular risk in this population and requiring effective control of this comorbidity. Objectives To investigate the medication profile and therapeutic adherence in black people with apparent RH. Methods This is a cross-sectional study, with a convenience sample of individuals with apparent RH. Data were obtained from medical records. Therapeutic adherence was assessed using the Morisky Therapeutic Adherence Scale of 8 items (MMAS-8) and statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS, version 23. Significance was set at p <0.05. Results Of the 120 individuals, 90 (75%) were women and 72 (60%) were black. Mean SBP was 153.09 (SD 25.59) mm Hg and mean DBP, 90.82 (SD 16.91) mm Hg, with a statistical difference in relation to the target pressure for SBP. Regarding the medication profile, 79.2% of the individuals used the recommended regimen for RH (ACEI / ARB + Diuretic + CCB), with the fourth most used drug being beta-blockers. The average score in MMAS-8 was 6.62 (SD 1.38) points, with 19.2%, 50.0%, and 30.8% showing low, medium, and high adherence, respectively. Conclusions It was evidenced that two-thirds of the individuals did not have high therapeutic adherence and not all used the ideal regimen for the management of RH, nor full doses. Thus, most individuals were probably affected by pseudoresistance, which was initially diagnosed as apparent RH. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2021; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0)

Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Medication Adherence , Treatment Adherence and Compliance , Hypertension/drug therapy , Cross-Sectional Studies , Blacks , Drug Tolerance , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Hypertension/ethnology , Hypertension/prevention & control
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 34(3): 255-261, May-June 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250106


Abstract Background Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality among adults. Evidence has shown that sedentary behaviors are the main preventable outcome, however, many sedentary children also become sedentary adults. Therefore, identifying potential risk factors as early as possible contributes to therapeutic success. Objective To achieve an anthropometric and cardiovascular mapping of school-age students from Sergipe State, Brazil. Methods A school-based cross-sectional study with a representative sample from public schools in the state of Sergipe (n= 4700). Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were performed, and the Global School-based Student Health Survey was used to assess the physical activity level. An independent samples t-test was performed for all comparisons, and significance was established at 5% (p<0.05). Results Despite showing mean blood pressure values within reasonable limits (SBP = 114.1±12.4 mm Hg and DBP = 66.3±8.1 mm Hg), school-age students did not comply with global recommendations for health promotion. It was also observed a high rate of low body weight (42.6%), suggesting dietary compromises, which can interfere with the development of this population. In addition, only 7.3% of students met the minimum physical activity criteria proposed for maintaining their health status. Conclusion The findings of the present study emphasize the importance of maintaining Physical Education classes as an essential curricular component, since they provide several health benefits and ensure that this population reaches the minimum daily recommendations, preventing diseases in adult life. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2020; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0)

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Exercise , Student Health , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Physical Education and Training , Students , Thinness , Body Weights and Measures , Brazil , Cross-Sectional Studies , Sedentary Behavior , Hypertension/prevention & control , Hypertension/epidemiology
Hematol., Transfus. Cell Ther. (Impr.) ; 43(2): 191-200, Apr.-June 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1286684


ABSTRACT This manuscript summarizes the results of the consensus meeting composed of hematologists and cardiologists to establish recommendations for the prevention and follow-up of cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated with BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) from the point of view of clinical practice and from the perspective of hematology consultation.In the first medical appointment, the CV risk factors should be identified to perform the baseline risk stratification, based on the Brazilian Guideline of Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Prevention Update (risk levels: very high, high, intermediate and low).Once stratified, the treatment of the CV risk factors should be administered. If the patient presents risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, smoking and hypercholesterolemia, the evaluation and initial treatment may be done by the hematologist, being an option the request for evaluation by a specialist. If the patient has a history of previous CV disease, we recommend referral to a specialist. As the CV risk score is dynamic and the control of risk factors can reduce the patient risk, this expert consensus recommends that the re-evaluation of the CV risk after the baseline should be performed at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. After this period, it should be done annually and, for specific patients, at the clinician's discretion.The evaluation of the baseline CV risk and the safe administration of a TKI allow the patient to benefit from the maximum treatment, avoiding unwanted effects.

Humans , Protein-Tyrosine Kinases , Cardiovascular Diseases/therapy , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Tobacco Use Disorder/prevention & control , Environmental Monitoring , Diabetes Mellitus/prevention & control , Hypertension/prevention & control