What is the healthcare section?

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 use more sensitive diagnostic tools to identify disease (atherosclerosis) and not just calculate risk.
  • To apply preventing individually.
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Which are the techniques?


Unit Information and registration of personal patient data.

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Anthropometrics measures

To measure and record: blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, waist circumference and neck circumference.

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Blood pressure

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.

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Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

To educate the patient on the technique of self-measurement of blood pressure, to obtain blood pressure information outside the hospital; promoting the control of hypertension and therapeutic adherence.

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Sample extraction for biobank

Sampl extraction for biobank

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Ankle / brachial index

To determinate the ankle/brachial index.

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Toe / Brachial index

Determination of the toe/brachial index (TBI)

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Carotid Ultrasound

To identify the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis from morphological and hemodynamic study of the carotid arteries and measurement of the intima-media thickness of the two sides.

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Femoral Ultrasound

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.

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Abdominal aorta Exploration

To detect the presence of aneurysm (dilation) of the abdominal aorta.

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Measuring the speed of the pulse wave (PWV)

Measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV) to assess state of stiffness of the abdominal aorta.

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Early identification of asymptomatic presence of various pathologies impact on the myocardium, including ventricular hypertrophy, dilatation of cavities or presence of valvular calcifications.

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Endothelial Function Measure

To measure Endothelial Function.

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