Metabolic syndrome in the acute care setting.

  title={Metabolic syndrome in the acute care setting.},
  author={Patricia M Selig},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={17 1},
The metabolic syndrome is a clinical condition that is a powerful predictor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hypertension, abdominal obesity, high blood glucose levels, and abnormal blood lipid levels characterize metabolic syndrome. Therapeutic treatment of the metabolic syndrome confers a significant risk reduction for both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular events. In the hospital setting, the management of hyperglycemia, one of the clinical components of the metabolic… CONTINUE READING
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