Award for Best Oral Communication for a work of Nephrology the Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova

Date:Friday, 18 de March del 2016 Author:Meritxell Soria

The work "Evolution of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease after surgery. Education: prescribed diet "has been awarded the Prize for the Best Oral Presentation of the XV National Meeting of the Spanish Association of Nursing in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk, held in Valencia from 9 to 11 March 2016.

The study shows that patients referred to the query advanced chronic kidney disease have a high incidence of cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, obesity and hypertension. Also, through the intervention in the first visit, "Education: prescribed diet," achieved an improvement in cardiovascular risk factors studied.

This improvement is therefore particularly significant in the case of diastolic blood pressure and serum potassium and total cholesterol; aspects that have shown in this paper four professionals Nephrology: Torradeflot Maria Carmen Torres, José M. Gutiérrez Vilaplana, and Maria Lourdes Hospital Craven Baigol Guilanyà.

As in previous years, the meeting has been a leader in the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular risk from the point of view of primary and specialized nursing care in a society where the aging population and progressive growth of certain risk factors that make heart disease have made a real epidemic of the century.