Sigutė Norkienė


Arterial hypertension is one of the most important factors determining the development of a coronary heart disease. The prevalence
of arterial hypertension in Lithuania is one of the biggest in Europe; it causes 33 percent of cases of death. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of arterial hypertension and its relations with risk factors in 150 consecutive patients in Cardiac Arrhythmia Department in Klaipeda X hospital. The crossectional research was carried out in January – March 2010 in Cardiac Arrhythmia Department in Klaipeda X hospital. After making a survey among the patients treated in Cardiac Arrhythmia Department, it was determined that arterial hypertension was diagnosed to 78 percent of patients. More men than women were ill with arterial hypertension. Arterial hypertension was mostly prevalence among older than 55 year. Obesity is one of the main risk factors of arterial hypertension, as arterial hypertension was diagnosed to more than a half of patients with overweight. Obesity was diagnosed more frequently to those people, whose close members of family were overweight.

Keyword(s): arterial hypertension, obesity, CAD, diabetes.
DOI: 10.5200/223
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