Cardiovascular Risk in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury
Alejandro Molina Barrera*
Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Alejandro Molina Barrera, Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
October 20, 2021; Published: February 18, 2022
Spinal cord injury is a complex pathology that involves altering the mobility of patients leading to overweight and/or obesity, increased insulin resistance, proinflammatory cytokines, serious high levels of lipids and blood pressure, all these classic factors of risk for cardiovascular disease, being today the main cause of morbidity and mortality of patients with spinal cord injury. In the daily consultation we focus on seeing the needs of the spinal cord injury such as spasticity, bladder or bowel neurogenic, a mobility device among others, but we must encourage a systemic approach to prevent cardiovascular pathology. The purpose of this was derived from the needs in the area of spinal trauma of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali-Colombia during the fellowship, for which a review of the literature was made presenting it as an academic topic at the convention Annual of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents 2019 in Colombia, to promote comprehensive and preventive care in order to improve cardiovascular risk and reduce morbidity and mortality. It is expected in addition to encouraging long-term studies
Keywords: Cardiovascular Risk; Spinal Cord Injury; Physical Activity
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