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Prevalence of the cardiovascular risk factors in bulgarian female population

Session Poster Session III - Friday 08:30 - 12:30

Speaker Associate Professor Emil Manov

Event : ESC Preventive Cardiology (Formerly EuroPrevent) 2015

  • Topic : preventive cardiology
  • Sub-topic : Lipids
  • Session type : Poster Session

Authors : N Runev (Sofia,BG), E Manov (Sofia,BG), S Naydenov (Sofia,BG), T Donova (Sofia,BG)

N Runev1 , E Manov1 , S Naydenov1 , T Donova1 , 1UMHAT Alexandrovska - Sofia - Bulgaria ,


Objective: To evaluate the risk profile and the level of control of some modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (RF) in Bulgarian female population.

Methods: Pooled data from 3 cross-sectional studies, organized by the Working group of the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology on cardiovascular risk in women. These studies were performed between year 2011 and 2014, including consecutively a total number of 214 women, mean age 58.5±11.7 (22-87) years. The clinical investigations included: blood pressure (BP) measurement, waist circumference (WaC), height, weight and body mass index (BMI) calculation. All women completed a questionnaire, specifying the presence of cardiovascular risk factors and diseases as well as some demographic characteristics. Using a self-assessment test introduced by the National U.S Diabetes Association we assessed the risk for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) among the non-diabetic women.

Results: Arterial hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular risk factor present in 72.4% (n=152), followed by overweight/obesity – 63.9% (n=106), dyslipidemia – 31.0% (n=65), type 2 DM – 14,5,7% (n=31), smoking – 10.3% (n=22) and hormone-replacement therapy with oestrogenes – 4.2% (n=9).  The mean value of the systolic and diastolic BP is 139.5±18.8 (90-194) and 86.9±12.1 (60-120) mmHg respectively. The mean value of BMI is 28.4±6.4 (18-51) kg/m2 and WaC – 95.4±15.8 (56-132) ??. The calculated risk for development of type 2 DM in the non-diabetic female population is 9.88±4.4 (0-20).

Conclusion: Arterial hypertension is the most prevalent RF for cardiovascular complications among the analyzed Bulgarian female population, followed by overweight/obesity and dyslipidemia. The risk for development of type 2 DM in the non-diabetic women is moderate to high. The control of the most common modifiable cardiovascular RF remains unsatisfactory despite the available non-pharmacological and pharmacological options.

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