Arterial Hypertension in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Keywords:hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, incidence
Background. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of arterial hypertension (AH) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were treated at the Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Mostar.
Methods: The study included 70 subjects with ACS, treated in the Internal Medicine Clinic of the University Hospital Mostar during a 1-year period (2019). All data were collected from the BIS system, based on medical records in the form of medical history. The monitored parameters were: age, gender, the presence of hypertension in the entities of ACS, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP).
Main Findings: In the study, 72.6% of subjects were male and 27.14% were female. The women were older than men (69.32±10.94 vs. 61.20±10.028; p=0.004). There were 47.14% subjects with STEMI and NSTEMI, and 5.71% with unstable angina pectoris. The incidence of AH in patients with ACS was 61.43%. AH was more common in patients with NSTEMI than in other entities of ACS (48.8%). Men had higher SBP and DBP than women.
Principal Conclusions: The incidence of AH in patients with ACS was 61.43%. AH was more common in patients with NSTEMI.