For the second time this year, a screening programme focusing on cardiovascular risk factors was held on 4 November at the Department of Internal Medicine of the SZTE SZAKK. The weekend preventive day was organised by the Department of Cardiology in cooperation with the National Patient Association SZÍVSN. The free screening was successful and popular, with fifty people registering in advance to receive objective information about their health status.
If only one person had been warned of their problems in time, then this Saturday’s event was worthwhile,” said Ildikó Irsai Farkas, the project organiser. We believe that public information is becoming more and more effective, which is why we believe that prevention is so important, and this is no small task for the health sector in today’s fast-paced world. Dr. Tamás Szili-Török, Head of the Cardiology Centre, also considers prevention to be of key importance, and therefore will continue to support the implementation of similar preventive programmes within the Centre, even on a campaign basis.
During the screening it was possible to measure 12-lead ECG, BMI, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. In addition to this, together with a family history, patients were given a risk assessment of their exposure to this type of disease.
Of particular interest, the screening was mainly women, with an average age of 50-60 years. The results showed that 30 per cent of the patients had high cholesterol levels and 15 per cent had blood glucose levels above the limit. A quarter of the participants had blood pressure over 150 mm Hg and 10 percent were overweight. At the end of the study, all registrants left the Szeged clinic with individualised advice from a qualified nurse and a specialist examination.
Anikó Pálvölgyi (health administrative worker), Éva Széllné Bach, Edina Szentiné Bella, Zsóka Tóth, Mária Márkné Egervári (health care worker), Ágnes Dongó Dr. (cardiologist) and Ildikó Irsai Farkas (graduate nurse, programme organiser, Szeged coordinator of the SZÍVSN National Patient Association) participated in the event.