Archivos de cardiología de México
Print version ISSN 1405-9940
LOMELI, Catalina; ROSAS-PERALTA, Martín; LORENZO, Antonio and SAUCEDO, Néstor. Microalbuminuria and associated cardiovascular risk factors in patients with arterial systemic hypertension. A subanalysis of the I-Search study. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2012, vol.82, n.2, pp. 93-104. ISSN 1405-9940.
Objectives: To establish the prevalence of microalbuminuria in a group of patients with systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) to analyze the association between this parameter and cardiovascular risk factors as well as with SAH treatment. Methods: This is a sub-analysis of 564 patients of Mexico, extracted from an international, observational, and cross-sectional study followed by specialists, The study included patients with SAH without any other causes of microalbuminuria. Results: Microalbuminuria in these patients had a prevalence of 63.8% (95% IC 58.4, 69,3) and correlated with a wide variety of risk factors and concomitant cardiovascular diseases Most patients with microalbuminuria already received treatment with angiotensin II receptor antagonists (50%), without pretending to establish the impact of the drugs on the microalbuminuria values. Conclusion: The prevalence of patients with SAH and high cardiovascular risk is high in this study and justifies their management and care with multifactorial strategies aimed to adequately control their blood pressure and to modify other current cardiovascular risk factors.
Keywords : Microalbuminuria; Prevalence; Cardiology; Hypertension; irbesartan; Risk factors; México.