Present Hypertension Guidelines for the first time at a university

In order to raise awareness about the risk posed by hypertension public health, 54 experts on the topic across the country developed the Guidelines of Hypertension Argentinas (painstaking work which took two years) and was first presented in an academic environment. After being presented in United States and societies, was elected to the Faculty of Medicine of our University as a discussion and dissemination of these guidelines within the framework of the Days of Hypertension.

The meeting was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, José Antonio Remis, president of the Argentina Society of Hypertension, Daniel Piskorz, the editor of Hypertension Guidelines, Roberto Ingaramo (Trelew) concerning the provincial government and other members of the scientific community.

During the day, Piskorz said that according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) published a month ago "chronic non-communicable diseases represent 80% of the causes of deaths in the country and a third of these deaths are caused by cardiovascular diseases. In this sense, the professional said that "it is estimated that 80% of the causes of cardiovascular events are due to high blood pressure, therefore, represent a serious public health problem for the country and the world."

"One in three people in the country are hypertensive, with differences in some regions but are never less than 25% of the population," said the president of the Argentina Society of Hypertension. The professional recommended that people make an annual blood pressure checks, "if you have more than 140 maximum or minimum more than 90, then you should start a treatment that may involve or start a healthy life well in addition to changing lifestyle, take drugs. " Piskorz stressed the importance of controls because the disease has no specific symptoms, "will debut with a misfortune or a cardiovascular event can be fatal or not. That is, when severe signs and there is a stroke, myocardial or renal failure, "he explained.

35% of Tucuman is hypertensive. Tucumán health concerning that 35% of the population is hypertensive Tucuman and that these rates were increasing in hand with an increase in obesity rates (19%) of tabaquimo (30%) and diabetes (9.6 %). "These numbers are linked to high blood pressure and so the province has developed a program to look for hypertension at home, the diabetic and who have metabolic syndrome because they are patients at risk."