Metabolic syndrome predicts heart risk in women with coronary artery disease, study finds

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 Women with a group of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and who have significant coronary artery disease (CAD), had a lower four-year survival and cardiac event-free survival rate compared to women with normal metabolic status, according to research from the multi-center Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study, published in the Feb. 17 issue of the journal Circulation.

"Our study found that the metabolic syndrome is a predictor of significant cardiovascular risk," said Oscar C. Marroquin, M.D., from the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and principal investigator in the study. "However, the influence of metabolic status on cardiovascular risk appears to depend on the presence or absence of CAD at study entry. In women with angiographically significant CAD at study entry, the metabolic syndrome significantly increases the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes similar in magnitude to the effect of diabetes. No such effect is seen in women without angiographically significant CAD at study entry."

People with three or more of the following criteria are classified as having metabolic syndrome: waist circumference greater than 35 inches for women, fasting triglycerides greater than 150mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50mg/dl in women, hypertension (blood pressure >130/85 mm Hg, and fasting glucose greater 110mg/dl).

"Women with the metabolic syndrome had a four-year survival rate of 94.3 percent compared to 97.8 percent in women with normal metabolic status and 89.4 percent in those with diabetes. Thus, four-year event-free survival rates in women with the metabolic syndrome were intermediate between those with normal metabolic status and those with diabetes," Dr. Marroquin said.

However, among the subset of women with significant documented CAD, the four-year survival rate of 86.2 percent in women with the metabolic syndrome was nearly identical to

Contact: Frank Raczkiewicz
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Metabolic syndrome associated with cognitive decline in elderly persons
2. Metabolic footprint may be new measure of obesity risk in kids
3. Metabolic syndrome, not BMI, predicts future cardiovascular risk in obese women, study finds
4. Metabolic syndrome may be an important link to stroke
5. Metabolic syndrome strongly linked to heart attack and stroke
6. Assessing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers
7. New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome
8. Broken heart syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
9. Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
10. Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome
11. Simpler alphabet guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome reduce risk

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor ... prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual ... in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon ... fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris ... science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, ... Institute has joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as ... leading cancer centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute ... to advance the use of tumor profiling, making cancer ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 6, 2017   Provista, a proven leader ... billion in purchasing power, today announced a new resource ... The Newsroom is the online home for case ... expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder ... based in Tennessee , will operate ... expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to ... "In an interoperable world, technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: