The XVIII Vascular Disease Risk Factors Update debate on the influence of socioeconomic differences on the impact on health

Some 180 health and research professionals enroll in the seminar organized for the first time with Central Catalonia

The 18th Vascular Disease Risk Factors Update, organized by the Unit of Cardiovascular Risk Factors at the University Hospital of Santa Maria de Lleida (HUSM), managed by the Health Services Management (GSS), has hosted Today there are different talks and debate tables related to vascular disease and its risk factors. The influence of socioeconomic differences and the area of ​​birth on the impact on health centered one of the discussions in which the epidemiologist of the Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM), Roberto Elosúa, participated.

"The most depressed areas have up to 8 times the most risk of having health problems compared to the richest areas," said Elosúa. The IMIM researcher added that "the country where we were born determines our life expectancy". With data from the Observatory on the effects of the crisis on the health of the population of the Catalan Health Quality Assessment and Assessment Agency (AQuAS), also a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia has concluded that "the birthplace and socioeconomic differences if they have a direct impact on health."

The Aula magna of the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Lleida has hosted the day that had 180 enrolled and that for the first time has become the day of cardiovascular risk of the Terres de Ponent and of Catalonia Central Throughout the morning, the enrolles attended the lectures on 'Vision of the new AHA / ACC 2017 guides on the treatment of Hypertension', 'New contributions in the stratification of cardiovascular risk' and 'Update on dyslipidemia: new evidence and treatments'. In addition, they have participated in the workshops on diabetes, vascular ultrasound, index ankle-arm, smoking, physical activity and well-being and dietary education.

To finish, the prizes were awarded to the winning posters in the categories of nursing and medicine. In the first case, the winner has been the poster 'Impact of tobacco on atheromatose: Ilervas project', a work on the 'The Health Bus' project. In the second case, the first prize was awarded to two posters, 'Valuation of the relationship between cardiovascular risk calculated with Regicore and the result of carotid ultrasound' and 'Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease not diagnosed in a population with cardiovascular risk factors', the latter also analyzes data on the transversal project of IRBLleida, 'The Health Bus'.

The conference is an annual forum for the continuing education, debate and exhibition of work on cardiovascular risk, the first cause of mortality in Western society. The day also has the collaboration in the organization of the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HUAV), the UDETMA Unit of the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida (IRBLleida) and the University of Lleida (UdL), and the support from the Catalan Society of Arterial Hypertension. It is aimed at primary health care professionals, resident doctors, internists, nursing staff, medical and nutrition students, pharmacists and other health and research professionals.

The winners of the posters in the categories of nursing and medicine

Two posters on the study 'The Bus of Health' win in the category of nursing and medicine