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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

versão On-line ISSN 2312-3893


TORRES, Pedro; CENTURION, Rodrigo; MEDINA CUBILLA, Rocío Maridey  e  PORTILLO GONZALEZ, Jazmín Arací. Adequate control of blood pressure in adults with antihypertensive medication from two Family Health Units of Luque and Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay, 2018. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.1, pp.31-40.  Epub 01-Mar-2019. ISSN 2312-3893.


The reduction of blood pressure is a goal in the treatment of primary arterial hypertension.


To determine the frequency of adequate control of arterial hypertension in adults under antihypertensive treatment at the Family Health Units of Luque and Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay.


Observational, cross-sectional, prospective study with analytical components performed in adult hypertensive patients treated in two Family Health Units during August and September 2018. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were evaluated. Adequate blood pressure was considered at any value <140/90 mm Hg.


One hundred forty nine subjects were included, with a average age of 60±12 years, 68% were women, 42% with overweight-obesity, and 32% were carriers of diabetes mellitus. All were receiving antihypertensive drug treatment. Adequate control of arterial hypertension was observed in 55%.


The adequate control of hypertension in adult patients of two Family Health Units was 55%. The most commonly used antihypertensives were angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists.

Palavras-chave : hypertension; antihypertensive drugs; enalapril; losartan..

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