Metabolic syndrome and incident cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a Mediterranean hypertensive population.

@article{Andreadis2007MetabolicSA,
  title={Metabolic syndrome and incident cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a Mediterranean hypertensive population.},
  author={Emmanuel A Andreadis and George I Tsourous and Chara Tzavara and Dimitrios X Georgiopoulos and Panagiota M Katsanou and George E Marakomichelakis and Emmanuel J Diamantopoulos},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={558-64}
}
BACKGROUND Although the metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the general population, it is not clear whether its existence is independently associated with CVD in hypertensives. We investigated the presence of MetS in subjects with hypertension and its impact on the incidence of CVD. METHODS We prospectively investigated 1007 hypertensive individuals. The MetS was assessed using the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment… CONTINUE READING

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