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Traditional Risk Factors in Hypertensive Women and Men with Ischemic Heart Disease

Background: Ischemic heart disease is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe. It occurs often in women, and its prevalence increases with age. Hypertensive patients with coronary heart disease are at highest risk and thus are the most important target of secondary prevention strategies. The purpose of this study was the identification of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in group of patients with known cardiovascular disease.
Material and methods: One hundred seventy-six patients took part in this cross -sectional study, which included 72 women and 104 men. Statistical analysis was performed with Microsoft Excel and SPSS 17 Programs.
Results: The average age of the patients was 66 for women and 68 for men. Obesity (BMI >30) was found more among women. We haven’t found statistically significant differences between the sexes regarding lipid profile, this being a common risk factor for both men and women. New cases of diabetes have been discovered in 19%.
Conclusions: Traditonal cardiovascular risk factors are present both in women and men with hypertension and ischemic heart disease.The target levels for lipids suggested by secondary prevention guides are not achieved by a large number of patients.

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