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Revista argentina de cardiología

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DAVOLOS, IGNACIO G. et al. Prevalence of Risk Factors in Patients Consulting During the “Cardiovascular Prevention Week” in a University Hospital. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2018, vol.86, n.4, pp.61-70. ISSN 1850-3748.

Introduction: Despite pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures, the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) continues to increase.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of cardiovascular risk in the population usually consulting at the Divi-sion of Cardiology of Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, in order to carry out a sampling of reliable epidemiological data. Methods: This is a descriptive, comparative, cross-sectional study of consecutive individuals who spontaneously consulted during the “Cardiovascular Prevention Week” in September 2015.

Results: A total of 497 individuals were included in the study. There was high prevalence of CRFs, with poor achievement of blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol goals. Overweight revealed alarming rates. The prevalence of subclinical atheromatosis was proportional to the individual cardiovascular risk.

Conclusions: The data collected suggest the need for cardiology areas of primary cardiovascular prevention, with objectives focused on the estimation of cardiovascular risk and patient adherence through education.

Palabras clave : Risk assessment; Atherosclerosis; Primary prevention.

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