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Year: 2013  Vol. 17   Num. Suppl. 1  - Print:
OTONEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH HIPERTENSIONHYPERTENSION
Author(s):
Lilian Felipe, Denise Utsch Gonalves, Gabriela Souza de Melo Silva, Luciana Matos Cunha
Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: In Dizziness, an individual experiences is the illusion of movement of the self individual or of the surrounding environment that surrounds it. It Dizziness can be manifested in several ways, ranging from instabilities instability to syncope, where which the patient generally refers to as a swoon sensation. When they dizziness has age rotational characteristics, it is called vertigo. These symptoms may be caused by disorders affecting the operation of systems related to associate with body balance, including circulation. Among the circulatory disorders, hypertension-noteworthy by its high prevalence in the world population- beyond the possibility to may result in impairment of impairs the auditory and/or vestibular system functions. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of otoneurological disorders associated with hypertension and to analyze analyzing the possible association between dizziness and hypertension. METHODS: The sample consisted of 24 patients (16 women and 7 men) with systemic arterial hypertension (SAH). They were, being 16 females and 07 males, aged 38--59 years. The subject patients were underwent vestibular assessment performed by vector electronystagmography Vectoelectronystagmography (SCE-VENG, Contronic, Pelotas, Brazil), which comprised the of Calibration of eye movements; Pendular eye tracking, and post-caloric nystagmus research test (Stimulator E-96, Contronic, Pelotas, Brazil). RESULTS: more The most frequent Otoneurological symptoms were tinnitus (47.0%) and vertigo (58.3%). The complaint of instability (37.5%)w was observed less frequently in among the sample patients(37.5%). Most patients had normal results to their Oculomotor movements research tests (e.g., calibration, pendulum eye tracking, and opt kinetic nystagmus) were normal, in most cases. Vestibular caloric testing were was abnormal in 15 (62.5%) patients, 25% of patients had (62.5%) being the peripheral labirintopaia deficit ,(25%) and 16% of patients had hyporeflexia based on by absolute values(16%), the results of greater prevalence. CONCLUSION: The disorders Abnormalities essentially in the peripheral vestibular system were evident in on vestibular examination essentially in the peripheral vestibular system.

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