The prevalence of hypertension among Croatian hospitalized coronary heart disease patients.

Vražić, Hrvoje and Šikić, Jozica and Lucijanić, Tomo and Raguž, Miroslav and Romić, Antica and Jukić, Nediljko and Grman, Janko and Knežević, Aleksandar and Ivanuša, Mario and Bergovec, Mijo (2012) The prevalence of hypertension among Croatian hospitalized coronary heart disease patients. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 217-21. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aim of this article was to investigate the prevalence of hypertension with selected anthropometric variables in a sample of hospitalized coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in Croatia. This study investigated patients hospitalized in the period of October 1st 2007 until January 7th 2010 because of acute or chronic CHD in various hospitals in Croatia (N = 1,298). Prevalence of hypertension in surveyed patient population was high: 70.1% of participants had raised blood pressure (BP) or previously diagnosed hypertension. Men had statistically significantly higher mean diastolic BP values than women (78.91 +/- 8.97 vs. 77.12 +/- 10.61 mmHg, p = 0.011). Prevalence of hypertension was statistically significantly more frequent in women (80.6% vs. 65.8%, p < 0.001). Hypertension still represents an important problem among hospitalized Croatian CHD patients. Its prevalence, unfortunately, continues to increase in this population, suggesting that there is still great potential for improvement of preventive cardiology standards and measures that have already been undertaken.

Abstract in Croatian

PREVALENCIJA HIPERTENZIJE U HOSPITALIZIRANIH KORONARNIH BOLESNIKA U HRVATSKOJ ----- Cilj ovog rada bio je istražiti pojavnost hipertenzije uz odabrane antropometrijske varijable u uzorku bolesnika hospitaliziranih zbog koronarne bolesti srca u Republici Hrvatskoj. U istraživanju su sudjelovali bolesnici hospitalizirani od 1. listopada 2007. g. do 7. siječnja 2010. g. zbog akutne ili kronične ishemijske bolesti srca u bolnicama diljem Hrvatske (N=1.298). Prevalencija hipertenzije u istraživanoj populaciji bila je visoka: čak 70,1% ispitanika imalo je povišene vrijednosti arterijskog tlaka ili od ranije postavljenu dijagnozu arterijske hipertenzije. Kod muških ispitanika srednje vrijednosti dijastoličkog arterijskog tlaka bile su statistički značajno više u odnosu na ispitanice (78,91±8,97 prema 77,12±10,61 mmHg, p=0,011). Prevalencija hipertenzije bila je statistički značajno češća kod žena (80,6% prema 65,8%, p<0.001). Hipertenzija još uvijek predstavlja značajan problem u populaciji hospitaliziranih koronarnih bolesnika u Hrvatskoj. Nažalost, učestalost hipertenzije je u porastu u ovoj populaciji, što pokazuje i dalje postoje velike mogućnosti poboljšanja standarda preventivne kardiologije i u praksi već poduzetih mjera.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Coronary Disease/physiopathology ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Female ; Hospitalization ; Humans ; Hypertension/epidemiology ; Male ; Prevalence
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Vražić, HrvojeUNSPECIFIED
Šikić, JozicaUNSPECIFIED
Lucijanić, TomoUNSPECIFIED
Raguž, MiroslavUNSPECIFIED
Romić, AnticaUNSPECIFIED
Jukić, NediljkoUNSPECIFIED
Grman, JankoUNSPECIFIED
Knežević, AleksandarUNSPECIFIED
Ivanuša, MarioUNSPECIFIED
Bergovec, MijoUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 11:30
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 11:30
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1541

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