ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Clinical profile of hypertension in the elderly presenting in emergency department

    Dr. Rimratbir Singh Bajwa, Dr. Surinder Pal Singh
    JCDR. 2022: 1107-1111


    Hypertension is one of the most important public health problems in the developing as well as the developed countries. Uncontrolled hypertension in the elderly is a major risk factor for different complications like cardiovascular and cerebrovascular. Aim: To study the profile of elderly hypertensive presenting in the emergency Material and methods: A study was carried in emergency of a tertiary care hospital of Punjab, North India. One hundred elderly hypertensive patients (age > 60) who were admitted through the emergency were included in the study. The patients were classified as per JNC VII. The required investigations were proformed and the data was collected and analysed. Result: The percentage of male hypertensive was (47%) and females was (53%). The cardiovascular complications were in the form of angina (26%), myocardial infarction (11%) and congestive heart failure (22%), the cerebrovascular complications were thrombotic stroke in (16%) and haemorrhagic stroke in (9%). Conclusion: Our study revealed that uncontrolled hypertension in the elderly leads to multiple cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications. Strategy should be identified to diagnose and treat hypertension at an early stage and prevent or postpone its complications in this age group.


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