Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs.

  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs.},
  author={Patrick D Savage and John A Banzer and Gary J. Balady and Philip A. Ades},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={149 4},
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MS) consists of a cluster of obesity-related risk factors that have been linked to the development and progression of coronary heart disease (CHD). The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of MS, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol, in patients with CHD attending cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after a coronary event. METHODS We analyzed baseline data… CONTINUE READING


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