Blood pressure, heart diseases and lifestyles of elderly


  • Paula Cristina Araújo Morais
  • Rafaella Pessoa Moreira
  • Paula Alves de Lima
  • Maria das Graças Fernandes Silva
  • Jerry Deyvid Freires Ferreira
  • Emilia Soares Chaves Rouberte



Arterial Pressure, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Habits, Nursing.


Objectives: to investigate the blood pressure values; to identify the history of cardiovascular diseases and lifestyles of elderly at a social assistance reference center. Methods: cross-sectional study, conducted with fifty elderly. A form with questions regarding social data, history of diseases and lifestyles was applied. In sequence, the blood pressure was checked. Results: it was observed that 73.3% of the elderly had pressure alterations. Systolic alterations were identified in 73.3%, and diastolic, in 10% of the elderly. The most frequently referred cardiovascular diseases were hypertension (70%), diabetes mellitus(38%) and dyslipidemia (32%). The most common risk factors were current or past use of tobacco whether active (68%) or passive (26%), and physical inactivity (48%). Conclusion: people with altered blood pressure and associated risk factors were identified. This situation may contribute to directing nursing care and addressing the real needs of elderly population.





How to Cite

Morais, P. C. A., Moreira, R. P., Lima, P. A. de, Silva, M. das G. F., Ferreira, J. D. F., & Rouberte, E. S. C. (2015). Blood pressure, heart diseases and lifestyles of elderly. Rev Rene, 16(5), 722–730.



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