Document Type : Research Article
Background: The present study was conducted for assessing lipid abnormalities in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension.
Materials & methods: A total of 50 hypertensive subjects and 50 healthy controls were enrolled. Complete demographic details and clinical data of all the patients were obtained. Blood samples were obtained and sent to the laboratory where an auto-analyser was used for evaluation of serum lipid profile. High density lipoproteins (HDL-C), Low density Lipoproteins, Total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides levels (TG) were evaluated. All the results were recorded and analysed by SPSS software. Student t test was used to evaluate the level of significance.
Results: Significant results were obtained while comparing the TG levels, LDL-C levels and TC levels among the patients of the two study groups. While assessing the lipid abnormalities, it was seen that 58 percent of the patients in the study group and 12 percent of the patients in the control group had a minimum of one lipid abnormality (p-value <0.05).
Conclusion: Lipid abnormalities are highly prevalent among newly diagnosed hypertensives.