The prognostic role of metabolic syndrome after myocardial infarction

Giacomo Levantesi, Alejandro Macchia, RosaMaria Marfisi, Maria G. Franzosi, Aldo P. Maggioni, Gian L. Nicolosi, Carlo Schweiger, Luigi Tavazzi, Gianni Tognoni, Franco Valagussa, Roberto Marchioli

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Abstract

We evaluated the prognostic role of metabolic syndrome after myocardial infarction and found that metabolic syndrome correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. The risk of developing diabetes decreased with weight loss in patients with metabolic syndrome. These results indicate that a more aggressive approach to the treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome, particularly with regard to changes in lifestyle, would be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Review
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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