Consenso latino-americano de hipertensão em pacientes com diabetes tipo 2 e síndrome metabólica

Translated title of the contribution: Latin American consensus on hypertension in patients with diabetes type 2 and metabolic syndrome

Patricio López-Jaramillo, Ramiro A. Sánchez, Margarita Diaz, Leonardo Cobos, Alfonso Bryce, Jose Z. Parra-Carrillo, Fernando Lizcano, Fernando Lanas, Isaac Sinay, Iván D. Sierra, Ernesto Peñaherrera, Mario Bendersky, Helena Schmid, Rodrigo Botero, Manuel Urina, Joffre Lara, Milton C. Foss, Gustavo Márquez, Stephen Harrap, Agustín J. RamírezAlberto Zanchetti

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Abstract

The present document has been prepared by a group of experts, members of cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine, nephrology and diabetes societies of Latin American countries, to serve as a guide to physicians taking care of patients with diabetes, hypertension and co-morbidities or complications of both conditions. Although the concept of metabolic syndrome is currently disputed, the higher prevalence in Latin America of that cluster of metabolic alterations has suggested that metabolic syndrome is a useful nosography entity in the context of Latin American medicine. Therefore, in the present document, particular attention is paid to this syndrome in order to alert physicians on a particular high-risk population, usually underestimated and undertreated. These recommendations result from presentations and debates by discussion panels during a 2-day conference held in Bucaramanga, in October 2012, and all the participants have approved the final conclusions. The authors acknowledge that the publication and diffusion of guidelines do not suffice to achieve the recommended changes in diagnostic or therapeutic strategies, and plan suitable interventions overcoming knowledge, attitude and behavioural barriers, preventing both physicians and patients from effectively adhering to guideline recommendations.

Translated title of the contributionLatin American consensus on hypertension in patients with diabetes type 2 and metabolic syndrome
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)205-225
Number of pages21
JournalArquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Arterial hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Latin American consensus
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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