Metabolic syndrome, organ damage and cardiovascular disease in treated hypertensive patients. The ERIC-HTA study.


The aim of this study is to assess the relationship among metabolic syndrome (MS), target organ damage (TOD) and established cardiovascular disease (CVD) in non-diabetic hypertensive elderly patients. ERIC-HTA is cross-sectional, multicentre study carried out in primary care, on hypertensive patients aged 55 or older. MS was defined by the NCEP-ATP III… (More)


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