Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease among Hypertensive Patients 55-80 Years of Age

@inproceedings{Su2011PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease among Hypertensive Patients 55-80 Years of Age},
  author={Chun-Hung Su and C Fang and Jung-Sheng Chen and Helen L. Po and Li-Ping Chou and Chih-Yeng Chiang and K C Ueng},
  year={2011}
}
Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study sought to assess the prevalence of MetS, and its association with CVD in older hypertensive subjects in Taiwan. We conducted a hospital-based cross-sectional study of 3,472 hypertensive patients age 55-80 years (1,763 men, 1,709 women), from 38 sites across Taiwan from November 2005-December 2006. MetS was defined using the modified criteria of the US National Cholesterol… CONTINUE READING
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