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EVALUATION OF HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS: LABORATORY BASED CROSSSECTIONAL STUDY

A. S. M. Shahnawaz, Mohammad Amirul Islam*, Masudul Hasan Khan, Obaidullah Ebne Ali, Abdul Awal and Raihan Monzoor

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Background: Hypertension is a major health problem worldwide. It can lead to cardiovascular disease and also leads to functional disturbances including hematological parameters. The abnormalities of haematological parameters may enhance an end-organ damage. Objective: the aim of this study was to assess some hematological parameters of hypertensive individuals in comparison with normotensive individuals at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Materials and Method: Based on selective purpose, the sample size for each group, hypertensive and nonhypertensive was 120 which resulted in sum amount of 240. Results: The respondents were given the privilege to speak freely so that they can express their normal and neutral opinion in response to the open questions. 55.7% of the respondents were in the age group of below 35 years who fell in hypertensive group whereas 58.3% of then were in the below 35 years age group who fell in normotensive group. Considering the gender ratio of the respondents, in normotensive group and in hypertensive group the male were respectively 61.2% and 75.06%. Among them, the majority of married people had the history of blood pressure compared to the unmarried people. The respondents who fell in hypertensive group, had lower MCV and higher level of MCH, HCT, RBC and hemoglobin. Conclusion: The study contains enough important information to be used as the foundation of additional comprehensive study on the topic and to take applicable measures by the concerned.

Keywords: Hypertension, Hematological parameters, Blood pressure indices, Bangladesh.


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