2017, Number 4
Rev Méd Electrón 2017; 39 (4)
Alfonso PJC, Salabert TI, Alfonso SI, Morales DM, García CD, Acosta BA
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ABSTRACTIn the current world, arterial hypertension is one of the most common diseases affecting human health, being pathology and important risk factor for other diseases; therefore the strategies of health intervention should be aimed to the primary or occurrence prevention and to the secondary or progression prevention. In 1974, the World Health Organization developed a community project in which Cuba was included because of its health results. The First National Program for Arterial Hypertension Prevention and Control started then in the Ministry of Public Health. Currently, coordinated by the aforementioned organization and the Ministry of Health, a Program of Health Intervention of this entity is carried out in the province of Matanzas, in one of the policlinics of the capital municipality. The aim of this work is assessing the theoretical contents of the theme on the bases of the experience accumulated by the authors in Medical Sciences, in Cuba and in the international missions.