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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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MENDIAS BENITEZ, Cristina; ABUJAS RUIZ, Antonio; CHAIN DE LA BASTIDA, Juan Luis  and  PONCE MARTIN, Rafaela. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in haemodialysis patients. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp.127-132. ISSN 1139-1375.

Cardiovascular complications are the main cause of the Chronic Kidney Disease and also one of the main cardiovascular risk factors. On the other hand, a cardiovascular disease is directly related to android or central obesity. Our goal is to define cardiovascular risk factors on our patients receiving haemodialysis therapy, in order to provide a follow-up form as a support to estimate the progression or regression of risk factors. A transversal descriptive study, prospective and opened, has been elaborated. Reference population has been determined by a simple of our patients in haemodialysis therapy of our centres. Having analyzed the 14 cardiovascular risk factors we present in the study, the average factors founded are 5.11 ± 2,157. Population to study showed: high level of overweight, Metabolic Syndrome (1 in 4 patients), Metabolic Syndrome, higher level of basal troponin in haemodialysis patients treated for a long period of time. It has been found an oscillation from 0 to 9 risk factors out of the 14 studied ones. Neither a correlation between duration of haemodialysis treatment and increase of cardiovascular risk factors either between the appearing of Metabolic Syndrome and the duration of haemodialysis has been found.

Keywords : Cardiovascular risk; Metabolic syndrome; Body mass index; Ankle/Arm index; Waist circumference; Multicenter study.

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