Hala Mokhtar Abdel-Alim

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University and Alexandria University, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Dental Clinic
    Author(s): Maisa O Al-Sebaei, Hala Mokhtar Abdel-Alim*, Asma M Almutairi and Reem M. Bajunaid

    Introduction: Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure (SBP) greater than 120mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) greater than 80mmHg according to the new classification of American Heart Association AHA. It is considered the most prevalent chronic disease among the elderly population. It constitutes a world-wide public health challenge, because of its high frequency concomitant risk of cardiovascular and renal disease. People with very high blood pressure are at high risk of acute medical issues, while undergoing dental treatment. Accordingly, dentistry must continue to place an emphasis on the detection and referral of patients with high blood pressure. Materials and Methods: The present study was based on patients randomly selected from those attending KAUFD dental hospital for dental treatment. Data were collected based on a comprehensive validated structured quest.. Read More»

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