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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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LOMBO, Bernardo et al. Metabolic syndrome prevalence in patients attending the hypertension clinic at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.7, pp.472-478. ISSN 0120-5633.

Previous history: different definitions for metabolic syndrome have been done during the last five years, generating confusion. In October 2005 the American Heart Association (AHA) proposed some recommendations and modifications in order to optimize the use of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III Report (ATP III) criteria. Objective: determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome as defined by ATP III in comparison with the AHA 2005 definition, in patients from the Hypertension Clinic in the Bogotá Santa Fé Foundation University Hospital. Materials and methods: retrospective cross-sectional study. 550 medical records from the period between January 2004 and September 2005 were reviewed. The population to be studied was described and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III and the AHA criteria was estimated. Results: according to the ATP III criteria, the syndrome's prevalence was 27.3% (19.29% males and 30.05% females), while according to the AHA criteria, it was 75.9% (77.9% males and 75.25% females). Conclusions: the population studied showed a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III and AHA criteria. The AHA criteria identify a greater proportion of patients with this pathology and are more useful for diagnosing individuals at risk, so that strategic therapeutics, changes in lifestyle and modification of risk factors may be implemented earlier.

Keywords : metabolic syndrome; arterial hypertension; diabetes.

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