Hypertension is one of the biggest health problem not only in Indonesia but in the world. Natuna is the number one province with the highest Hypertension rate in Indonesia, with 53% prevalence in 2007 based on the data from Basic Health Research (Riskesdas). Local Public Health Office said that in 2017, hypertension is the number one most prevalent disease in Natuna.
Based on that data, FMUI through Cardiology and Vascular Department FMUI-Harapan Kita Hospital also partnered with Public Health Office of The National Airforce and local government of Natuna held a social service and research in Natuna, Riau, to be exact in Ranai and Sedanau in July 26th-28th 2019. This event was formally opened by Natuna’s Regent Drs. H. Abdul Hamid Rizal, M.Si in July 27th 2019 in Ranai.
85 health workers consisted if 20 cardiologists and 30 cardiology residents were involved with this event. Also supported by paramedic, research and development team of Harapan Kita Hospital, and also nutritionist.
They collaborate with 60 local cadres and also primary health facility in Sedanau in order to do the health examination. They also did a training for doctors, health workers, and local citizen about management of hypertension complications and and hypertension prevention.
“The high prevalence of hypertension in Natuna, motivate Department of Cardiology FMUI-Harapan Kita Hospital to make a social service event” said dr. Renan Sukmawan, ST, SpJP(K), PhD, MARS, Head of Cardiology and Vascular Department FKUI-Harapan Kita “we hope this event can help Natuna’s citizen to independently manage hypertension and its complications”
“This event aims to found the cause of high hypertension prevalence in natuna, and to train health workers to educate local people about hypertension, early screening, and complications screening in people with hypertension” said dr. Radityo Prakoso, SpJP(K) as the head of social service committee.
One of the part of the event is doing an examination to find risk factors that are related to hypertension in Natuna. The examination includes screening of risk factors, laboratory examination, and nutrition interview, also other non-invasive examination such as echocardiography, and duplex ultrasonography.
“These three days, we successfully detect 550 patients with hypertension. Then we to further analysis about genetic factors, protein, feces microbiota, cardiac function, and other parameters that can lead to hypertension’ said dr. Bambang Widyantoro, SpJP(K), PhD, as the head of health examination program.
(Public Relations FMUI)