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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2018, XLV/270: 232-236

Title: Evaluation of selected results of laboratory blood tests in the course of hypertension in elderly patients

Authors: Kapusta J, Kidawa M, Rynkowska-Kidawa M, Irzmański R, Kowalski J. 

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Evaluation of selected results of laboratory blood tests in the course of hypertension in elderly patients


Kapusta J1, Kidawa M2, Rynkowska-Kidawa M3, Irzmański R1, Kowalski J1.

Medical University of Lodz: 1Department of Internal Diseases and Cardiac Rehabilitation; 2Department of Cardiac Intensive Care, 3Department of Internal Diseases and Geriatrics, MCM Jonscher, Łódź

Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases. The incidence is estimated at about 30% of the general population, with a clear tendency of increasing the frequency with age.
The aim of the study
was to assess selected results of laboratory blood tests in the course of hypertension in elderly patients.
Material and methods
. The study involved 63 women and 17 men, aged from 75 to 93 years, who were diagnosed with arterial hypertension in accordance with the guidelines of the Polish Society of Hypertension. Patients were divided into two pairs of groups – in terms of the duration of hypertension and the age of the subjects. Blood samples were taken in patients to determine blood counts, glucose, creatinine, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides. In the morphological examination of the blood, the number of leukocytes, erythrocytes and platelets in 1 μl of blood was assessed, as well as the concentration of CRP, ALAT and ASPAT were assessed.
Results
. In the study, no significant differences were found between the results of selected biochemical tests and peripheral blood morphology between the analyzed subgroups of patients with respect to age and also depending on the duration of hypertension.
Conclusions
. Both the older age of patients and the duration of hypertension do not significantly affect the results of selected blood laboratory tests in the study population.

Key words: arterial hypertension, biochemical tests, blood counts, old age

Pol Med J, 2018; XLV (270); 232–236