Cardiovascular Risk Unit

The Cardiovascular Risk Unit (CRU) encompassed in the internal medicine service is composed of medical specialists in internal medicine and a nurse specialized in the complex chronic patient. Created to prevent, detect and treat several cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, obesity and sedentary lifestyle, among others.
The cardiovascular risk is the probability that a person will suffer an event at the level of the circulatory system such as an acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident and diseases such as peripheral arterial insufficiency and embolisms.

The main risk factors to control are the following:

Nursing within the URC integrates care oriented prevention, promotion, protection, maintenance, rehabilitation and recovery of health. Educational counseling is carried out so that the patient understands the importance of self-care and control of risk factors or of the disease itself.

The main objectives:

  • A healthy lifestyle is encouraged, integrating personalized eating habits based on the characteristics of the person, complementing it with the promotion of daily physical activity.
  • They set goals to agree with the patient, establishing a strict control of adherence to both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment from an interdisciplinary point of view.
  • Be the direct support of the patient when it comes to treating and preventing risk factors.
The circuit of the Unit would include:
  1. Visit with the Doctor, where it would be done:
    1. Complete medical history
    2. Physical exploration.
    3. Calculation of the body mass index.
    4. Complementary explorations.
    5. Individualized treatment
  2. Cardiovascular Counseling:
    1. Non-pharmacological measures
    2. Physical exploration.
    3. Nutritional counseling and physical activity Cardiovascular.
    4. Fragility and functionality indexes.
    5. Setting of individualized goals.

Cardiovascular Risk Unit