2018, Number 09
MediSan 2018; 22 (09)
García CME, Copello SM, Pascau SA, Bell CJ, Romero GLI, Perera SFE
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ABSTRACTAn observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study of 27 adults with controlled hypertension, ramdomly selected in the family's physician No. 6 of "Armando García Aspurú" Teaching Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the period of September, 2015 to same month in 2016, aimed at determining the change of arterial stiffness in them. In the series a prevalence of the female sex was obtained (69.2 %) in connection with the male sex (30.7 %) and the mean age was of 48.96 years; equally, a high percentage was identified with premorbid obesity (48.1), followed by overweight, with 33.3 %, and normal weight, 18.3 %. A 19.0 % with severe stiffness index was found; a more sensitive and alarming condition than the index ankle-arm as marker of vascular damage.