La Paz, Baja California Sur.- Through the implementation of the HEARTS strategy in health centers, the government of Baja California Sur reinforces the medical follow-up of patients who are confirmed to have arterial hypertension and lack any social security Is performed. Control the disease and avoid complications that can lead to permanent disability and even lead to death.
This care model, which is already implemented in four health centers in Los Cabos, four in La Paz, two in Comandú and three in Mulege, envisages an optimized management of people with this pathology, according to a protocol Antihypertensive drugs according to the conditions registered by the user through the application of standardization and diversification, said Zazil Flores Eldap, Secretary of Health.
To strengthen the implementation of the plan, the state body has updated medical and nursing professionals working in its health centers to accurately measure blood pressure, but also to assess and optimize patients’ cardiovascular risks . They should care for these conditions just as they would care for patients who additionally suffer from diabetes or chronic kidney disease.
It is a plan that seeks to improve the expectancy and quality of life of people facing the condition, which can cause everything from loss of vision or irreversible kidney failure to cardiac arrest or stroke that can kill patients. permanently incapacitates them, or takes them to the hospital. Unfortunate death, the doctor explained while establishing that HEARTS also considers preventive work with people who still have high blood pressure, but who have genetic background and risk factors such as being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle, excessive salt intake, as well as high blood pressure diet fat
The public servant called on all people who lack social security and who present any of these factors to go to the nearest health center for a professional evaluation, pointing out that nine thousand people in Baja California Sur The disease is considered silent because it does not produce obvious symptoms in the early stages.