Risk factors identified in users subject to cardiac catheterization

Luciana Rodrigues Vasconcelos, Francisca Elisângela Teixeira Lima, Fernanda Jorge Magalhães, Shérida Karanini Paz de Oliveira



The objective was to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease present in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Documentary study, a retrospective, quantitative nature. Developed in the hemodynamic of a public hospital in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil. We analyzed the records of 1269 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. The data was collected by a program called teleficha existing in that hospital. Data were organized in tables and graphs. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee. The results were: 819 (65%) patients were male and the average age was 62 years old. It was identified as risk factors: hypertension (73%), dyslipidemia (44%), smoking (37%), heredity (25%) and diabetes mellitus (16%). It was concluded that existed a high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the population studied, showing the need for health education programs, aimed to clarify and control the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases.



risk factors; cardiac catheterization; coronary artery disease; nursing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4025/actascihealthsci.v36i1.12522


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