Cardiac and cerebral atherothrombotic diseases are the leading cause of death in our country. Although treatments have improved, the emergence of these diseases is far from being reduced. Unhealthy habits facilitate the development of these diseases.
The objectives of the UDETMA, whose mission is to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease, are:
To measure and record: blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, waist circumference and neck circumference.
Measured by a suitable technique of blood pressure (BP) of the patient at the time of the visit to the unit UDETMA to intervene individually according to unit protocol.
To identify the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis from the morphological study the bifurcation of the femoral artery and femoral analyzing common femoral surface for the presence of plaques and type of plate.
To detect the presence of aneurysm (dilation) of the abdominal aorta.
Measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV) to assess state of stiffness of the abdominal aorta.