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Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2011 Jun;45(3):624-31.

[(Lack of) control of clinical and anthropometrical parameters in individuals with coronary artery disease].

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Departamento de Enfermagem, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, BA, Brasil.


This cross-sectional study evaluated the clinical and anthropometrical parameters of 100 individuals with coronary artery disease, who were assisted at preventive cardiology outpatient clinic at a public hospital in Salvador/BA. Data collection was performed through interviews and both clinical and laboratory evaluations. The results were analyzed as averages and percentages. Most participants were black men, aged <60 years, married, low education level and small income, unemployed and diagnosed with myocardial infarction. Most reported having arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, a sedentary lifestyle, and had quit smoking and drinking. All women and 82% of the men had an increased abdominal circumference, 19% had causal blood glucose>200 mg/dl, 36% was overweight, 28% were obese, 65% were in soma stage of hypertension, 65% had low HDL-C and 43% had high total cholesterol. It was observed that individuals with high cardiovascular risk and deficient socioeconomic conditions show a lack of control of several cardiovascular risk factors, thus demanding effective health care practices to control the illness.

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