Curr Health Sci J, vol. 45, no. 3, 2019

High Blood Pressure-A High Risk Problem for Public Healthcare

[Original Paper]

A.M. BRASOVEANU (1), M.S. SERBANESCU (2), D.N. MALAESCU (3), O.I. PREDESCU (4), B.V COTOI (5)

1) Department of Cardiology, Public Hospital of Caracal, Olt County, Romania 2) Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 3) Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Nursing, Târgu Jiu Subsidiary, “Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, Romania 4) Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Târgu Jiu Subsidiary, “Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, Romania 5) Department of Nursing, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease and the first one due to mortality risk. Prospective studies showed that, until 2025, the number of individuals with HBP will increase up to 1.56 billion in adults, of which more than two thirds will be found in poor countries or developing ones. In the present study, we evaluated the clinical and epidemiological aspects of HBP in a group of 3050 patients admitted in the Department of Cardiology of the Public Hospital of Caracal, Olt county. The study on the distribution of patients according to sex allowed us to observe that most patients suffering from HBP were women, while the distribution according to the social environment showed that more than 2/3 of high blood pressure patients came from the rural area. By studying the distribution of patients according to age, we observed that most HBP patients were aged over 60 years old (86.49%).


Keywords:
High blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, mortality



Corresponding:
Mircea-Sebastian Serbanescu, Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania, e-mail: mircea_serbanescu@ yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.45.03.01 - Download PDF