SIMINA-AMELIA DEJICA, IOAN DEMETER, ERWIN FLORONI, ANDREI NEAMTU, DANIELA GURGUS, SORIN URSONIU, VIRGIL CIOBANU IMPORTANCE OF BIOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY AND AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORINGIN PRIMARY HEALTH IN HYPERTENSIVE ELDERLY PATIENTS MANAGEMENT
According to SEPHAR studies I, II and III conducted in Romania the prevalence of hypertension increased, decreased and again increased in more than 10 years from 44.92 to 40.1% and than to 45.1%, expecting more good results in further years. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is the main method used by family doctors in primary health carefor detectingthe variability of blood pressure (BP), and treatment response. The goals of this study were to identify the electrocardiographic presence of the left ventricular hypertrophy(LHV)in elderly hypertensive patientsand analyze the differences between those who have controlled hypertension and those who have white-coat, masked or sustained hypertension so to highlight the importance of using ABPM in the primary care service in Romania.
Keywords: ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, left ventricular hypertrophy, hypertension, elderly, primary health care