Team Kardiovize Brno 2030 from The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) participated in the Zaostreno na zdravi (Focus on Health) event organized by the Brno City Council as part of the Brno Days for Health in cooperation with the Jiří Mahen Library in Brno, CM Optik, Recetox FoS MU, STOB and the Venous Advisory Center. We measured blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose at our site. The measurement was provided by research nurses and a doctor who interpreted the results to all interested parties.
As far as capillary blood cholesterol measurement is concerned, we measured 142 people. The measured values were average, but the highest measured value was 8 mmol / l (target value is less than 5 mmol / l), this person could have been untreated dyslipidemia. We sent the lady to the GP to verify these values and possibly start treatment. As for the measurement of glucose from capillary blood, we measured 178 people. The measured values were generally higher. It was influenced by the fact that most people were not fasting, of course. The highest measured value was 12 mmol / l (target value is less than 5.6 mmol / l on an empty stomach). This value probably suggested diabetes. We also sent this lady to the doctor so she could start any treatment as soon as possible. With regard to blood pressure measurements, we measured approximately 150 people. A larger number of visitors to the event did not take their medications for hypertension in the morning, so the measured values were higher. We have instructed these people about the proper use of drugs, and after taking them (if they had them with them), after some time measured them, and by bringing the values to target values (<140/90 mmHg), we pointed out the importance of proper use. Some of the visitors had a new blood pressure treatment, so they were happy to be able to verify the correct medication due to the good values we measured. We also distributed educational material to those interested in explaining how to achieve healthy and targeted values.
Jana Jarešová, Kardiovize Brno 2030