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DO PEOPLE LIVING IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA CONSIDER HYPERTENSION AS THE MOST IMPORTANT RISK FACTOR TO GET ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES?

Dr. Eman Manaji Ashgar*, Dr.Manal Mohamed Shams, Alhasan, Ahmed Hassan A., Namnqani Raghad Mohammed I., Yara Bakr bin-Saad, Alhusain, Faisal Ahmed M., Namnqani Nojoud Mohammed I., Saleh, Sama Mohammed R., Saleh, Ruzan Mohammed R.

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Introduction: There are many risks for ischemic heart disease including (age, family history of coronary insult, smoking, diabetes and hypertension). Hypertension is a silent disease and once it damages the vessels that supplies the heart the patient might feel chest pain that radiates to the neck or the shoulder, jaws and the back associated with shortness of breath, palpitation. The best way to prevent ischemic heart disease is modifying the risk factors such as changing life style, do regular exercise, stop smoking and eating healthy. Objective: The main objective of this study was determine the prevalence of moderate risk factors of hypertension and to know about the effect of hypertension on IHD among people living in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Method: A Crosssectional study was conducted in Al Balad, A historic festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire, weight and height scales were used to collect the data of demographic characteristics, risk factors, and diseases-related details. Results: In our study there were 3231 participate Saudi and non-Saudi people, in a middle-aged, most of them were female (54.5%) They education level bachelor degree (63%) and smokers which elevates the score of ischemic disease along with diabetes and hypertension. Conclusion: Our study extracts the most of people visit Al Ballad – Historic Jeddah Festival think the most important risk factors to get IHD is hypertension.

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