Project Description

Author: Rahman et al.


Clustering of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and other metabolic abnormalities is increasing the burden of non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to explore the pattern of lipid profiles in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients attending Shaheed Mansur Ali Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A total of 59 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients were studied through a cross-sectional approach. Prior to the study, ethical clearance was ensured, and informed written consent was obtained. A pre-structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS 24.

Slight male preponderance (54.2%) was observed along with an average age of 45 years among studied patients. Raised levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were observed in 91.5%, 98.3%, and 88.1% of patients accordingly. Low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) was observed in 47.5% of the patients. Mean TC, TG, LDL, HDL were 286.11±347.37, 311.74±122.76, 163.27±33.67, and 38.29±6.66 mg/dl, respectively. Almost all patients were obese. There is no correlation between the serum lipid profile and blood pressure of the patients.

Dyslipidemia was highly prevalent among newly diagnosed hypertensive patients.

Status: Completed

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Keywords: Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Hypertension, Lipid Profile Abnormalities, Cardiovascular Diseases