May 31, 1996

The follow-up of a patient cohort with arterial hypertension in primary care

Atencion primaria
M M Alonso MartínezM del Río


To establish effectiveness of the hypertension program basing on the detection degree, decreasing of blood pressure and control of hypertension. Intervention study. Primary care. A group > or = 14 years of age, treated by the primary health care and selected at random (3,349). Here we found all the patients with hypertension (237). INTERVENTION AND MAIN RESULTS: Hypertension program approval of the public health department. Criteria followed are those suggested in report V of the Joint National COMMITTEE: Global prevalence of hypertension is 7.1% and in the group > or = 65 years of age 51.3%. Average decrease of the systolic blood pressure is 18.9 mmHg and that of the diastolic blood pressure 13.5 mmHg, both with p < 0.001. Decrease for patients with mild hypertension was 5.4-13.8 mmHg for systolic and 6.7-11.8 for diastolic. Patients with moderate hypertension 17.3-22.5 and 12.2-15.7 mmHg respectively and patients with severe hypertension 27.6-43.0 and 15.0-23.0 mmHg. The 39.7% of hypertensive patients have systolic < 140 mmHg and 70.0% have diastolic < 90 mmHg at the end of monitoring period. Actual application of hypertension program by our primary care system allows detection of elderly patients with high blood pressure, ma...Continue Reading

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Primary Health Care
Diastolic Blood Pressure Measurement
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Systolic Blood Pressure Measurement
Incidence Studies
Hypertensive Disease
Blood Pressure
Public Health Domain

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