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Screening of hypertensive patients for Hyperlipidemias

Mumtaz Ali Shaikh, Rafi Ahmed Ghori..

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried to screen out randomly hypertensive patients between 20 to 60 years of age; and to emphasize the presence of high lipids levels in hypertensive patients in our setup. DESIGN: A Cross sectional study PLACE AND DURATION: This study was conducted in the out door patients department of Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad in the month of March 2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty hypertensive patients were screened randomly for hypercholesterolemia after obtaining their baseline information. Their ages were 20 to 60 years. RESULTS: About forty seven percent of hypertensive patients, out of thirty patients were found to have plasma cholesterol level above 200 mg/dl and about fifty three percent of the patients with hypertension had plasma cholesterol level below 200 mg/dl. CONCLUSION: Our findings show that hypertensive patients in our setup have significantly high abnormal lipid levels. So, while managing such patients our physicians should be careful in this regard.

Key words: Hyperlipidemias. Hypertension. Blood Pressure. Lipids. Urinalysis. Blood Pressure Determination. Triglycerides. Antihypertensive Agents. Cholesterol, LDL.



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