Características clínicas y epidemiológicas de pacientes con crisis hipertensivas atendidos en el servicio de urgencias de una institución de alto nivel de complejidad, Medellín, Colombia 2014-2015

Luis Felipe Álvarez-Hernández, Daniel Gallego-González, Jorge Iván Bañol-Betancur, Lina María Martínez-Sánchez, María De los Ángeles Rodríguez-Gázquez, Juan Sebastián Marín-Cárdenas, Andrés Eduardo Marín-Castro, Laura Isabel Jaramillo-Jaramillo

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    Resumen

    Objective: To determine the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with hypertensive crisis treated in the emergency department of an institution of high complexity between 2014 and 2015. Methods: A cross-sectional study involving patients older than 18 years who attended to the emergency department during the study period, diagnosed with any hypertensive disorder according to CIE-10; a sampling was not carried out. The analysis was performed using the SPSS vr.24 program, for quantitative variables with normal distribution, mean and standard deviation were calculated; for qualitative variables, absolute and relative frequencies were estimated. Results: 156 patients were included, with a mean age of 63 years, 73,7% were women. On admission, the most reported symptoms were headache 59%, dizziness 38,5%. About the type of hypertensive crisis 22,4% had hypertensive emergency and 77,6% presented hypertensive urgency. 61,5% were admitted and managed mainly with angiotensin enzyme inhibitors in 25%. The ischemic stroke was the main target organ compromise in the hypertensive emergency, in 31,4% and 4 patients died in total 11,4%. Conclusion: hypertensive urgency occurred more frequently in the study population, but emergencies had worse outcomes.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónClinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with hypertensive crises treated in the emergency service of a high level institution of complexity, Medellin, Colombia 2014-2015
    Idioma originalEspañol
    Páginas (desde-hasta)330-334
    Número de páginas5
    PublicaciónRevista Latinoamericana de Hipertension
    Volumen13
    N.º4
    EstadoPublicada - 2018

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    Palabras clave

    • Arterial pressure
    • Emergencies
    • Headache
    • Hypertension

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