The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare comorbidities between genders in all hypertensive patients above 80 years old admitted to the Internal Medicine Clinic of an Emergency Hospital.Design and method:
We included all hypertensive patients (370) 80+ years old, admitted for any cause, during the past year (2015) and evaluated them for cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidities.Results:
The group comprised predominantly females (69.45%). When comparing the two groups there were not significant differences between sexes, with the exception of smoking, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in which case men are more frequently affected. In terms of cardiovascular disease chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction was less frequent in females. For other results see table.Conclusions:
In an elderly hypertensive population females were hardly significantly more often prone to a history of cardiovascular pathology and major events than their male counterparts.