Revista Colombiana de Cardiología
Print version ISSN 0120-5633
LOPEZ-JARAMILLO, Patricio et al. Metabolic syndrome and pre-eclampsia: contributions realized by the research Institute of the Colombian Cardiovascular Foundation. Rev. Col. Cardiol. [online]. 2006, vol.13, n.2, pp. 73-78. ISSN 0120-5633.
The Research Institute of the Colombian Cardiovascular Foundation has centered its projects during the last years in the study of the differences in the etio-physiopathologic mechanisms of pregnancy induced hypertension and in the metabolic syndrome in populations of developed and underdeveloped countries, as well as in the value of the risk factors that determine the appearance of these diseases. The results obtained from the investigations realized in the population suggest that changes in life costumes due to a consumer society are the main determinant of the increased risk of pre-eclampsia and cardiovascular diseases that the Colombian population presents at this moment.
Keywords : Research Institute; cardiovascular diseases; metabolic syndrome; pregnancy induced hypertension.