||. Absolute cardiovascular risk of women using hormonal contraception in Porto-Novo.
ADJAGBA MAHOUNA PHILIPPE DOTOU ,
||Cardiovascular Africa Journal Of Africa.
||Introduction: The purpose of this work was to determine the
absolute cardiovascular risk (ACVR) of women using hormonal
contraception in Porto-Novo.
Methods: We carried out a descriptive, cross-sectional study,
including women at the time of renewal of a hormonal
contraceptive method. Blood pressure, fasting venous blood
glucose level, body mass index and electrocardiographic left
ventricular hypertrophy were studied. The determination of
ACVR was dual based on the World Health Organisation
(WHO/ISH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC/
Results: The mean age of the women was 35.3 ± 8.2 years.
Blood pressure and blood glucose levels were high in 24 and
1.5% of cases, respectively. Left ventricular hypertrophy was
present in 7.1% of cases. A high ACVR was found in 5.2% of
these women, using the ESC/ESH model.
Conclusion: The occurrence of women with high ACVR in
this group raises the problem of cardiovascular eligibility to
the contraceptive method used.
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