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Which health professionals are most at risk for cardiovascular disease? Or do not be a manager.
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PMID:  24488775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Health care workers constitute a high-risk occupational category owing to the character of their work that includes high-risk environment, shift work and mental as well as physical stress. In occupational medicine, caring for their health condition should be a priority and include measures aimed at preventing cardiovascular diseases. The study aimed at determining the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in employees of a large hospital and assessing their effect on the incidence of cardiovascular events.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The group comprised 3124 employees with a mean age of 36.1 years (SD = 11.4), out of whom 562 were males (mean age of 37.1 years, range: 18-72; SD = 12.26) and 2562 were females (mean age of 35.9 years, range: 18-68; SD = 11.24). At their initial examination, the employees filled in a questionnaire on basic CVD risk factors (according to valid recommendations). This was supplemented with objective data to determine the risk of CVD using valid charts. From this group, a subset of persons at a high or intermediate risk was selected, comprising 247 individuals with a mean age of 54.1 years (SD = 5.73). After 5-9 years (mean 7.24±1.38 years), they either underwent another examination or their health status was ascertained by phone or in a computer database. The end point was the incidence of cardiovascular events (sudden death, acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, percutaneous coronary intervention, cardiac failure, stroke or transient ischemic attack).
RESULTS: The end point was noted in a total of 15 males (6.07%) and 6 females (2.42%), being statistically significantly present in managers (males p < 0.00007, females p < 0.00001), male physicians/surgeons (p < 0.025), tertiary-educated males (p < 0.0095), female smokers (p < 0.015), male ex-smokers (p < 0.007), overweight or obese males (p < 0.02) and those with the waist-to-hip ratio above 1.0 (p < 0.005).
CONCLUSIONS: Cardiovascular events are most likely to occur in obese male physicians/surgeons holding managerial positions and in female managers.
Eliska Sovova; Marie Nakladalová; Marketa Kaletova; Marketa Sovova; Lenka Radova; Michaela Kribska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1896-494X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9437093     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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