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ABELLAN ALEMAN, J.  y  GRUPO DE INVESTIGADORES DEL ESTUDIO LERCAPSICO et al. Evaluation of psicosomatic semiology in hypertensive patients treated with lecarnidipine (LERCAPSICO study). An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2003, vol.20, n.6, pp.17-21. ISSN 0212-7199.

Objective: To value the grade of anxiety and psychosomatic semiology in hypertensive patients treated with lercanidipine and to analyse their evolution. A secondary objective is to carry out a pharmacovigilance study with lercanidipine.  Material and methods: Prospective multicentre observational 6 month study in primary hypertensive patients with SBP between 140-180 mm Hg and/or 90-110 mm Hg DBP. After a washout period of 10 days, treatment with 10 mg (1-0-0) lercanidipine is initiated. If BP is not controlled treatment with ramipril 2.5 mg/day is instaured. Clinical check-ups are carried periodically with measurements of BP, Heart Rate, objective valuation of tolerance to the drug and observance. At the initiation and end of the study biochemical check-ups are carried out, the level of anxiety is measured using the STAI questionnaire (Trait subscale) (Evaluation in decatipes 0-4 without ansiety 4-7 moderate ansiety, 7-10 high ansiety) and the psychosomatic profile with a questionnaire designed by this group. (Scale 0-18; 0 large semiology, 18 without semiology). Clinical tolerance to the drug is valued both subjectively and objectively.  Results: On included 538 patients. On registred 54 drop out, with side effects (3.75%). Completed the study 484 (237 M, 247 F), 429 of them with Lercanidipine in monotherapy (88.6%). Mean age 60.9 ± 10.7. Mean BMI 29.1 ± 5. The grade of anxiety did not alter during the study passing from 4.6 ± 1.7 at the beginning of the study to 4.5 ± 1.7 at the end of the study (valuation in decatypes) (ns). The psychosomatic semiology changed favourably from 10.7 ± 4.2 to 12.5 ± 3.7 (p<0.00005). The evolution according to sex is similar. The mean SBP decreased from 165.6 ± 12.2 mm Hg to 137.9 ± 10.4 mm Hg (p<0.00005) and the mean DBP decreased from 96.5 ± 8.1 mm Hg to 81.0 ± 6.1 mm Hg (p<0.00005). Clinical tolerance was very good. Biochemical parameters were modified substantially: initial cholesterolemia 227.7 mg/dl and final cholesterolemia 213.6 mg/dl (p<0.00005); initial glucose 108.4 mg/dl and final glucose 105.7 mg/dl (p<0.00005).  Conclusions: The mean level of anxiety in the group studied is confirmed not to vary during the length of the study. Psychosomatic semiology is reduced being statistically significant. Lercanidipine is shown to be very effective as antihypertensive and well tolerated.

Palabras clave : Lercanidipine; Quality of life; Blood pressure.

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