Cardiology FAQ's

What is the metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome refers to situation where an individual has the combination of high blood pressure, cholesterol or fatty abnormalities and diabetes with or without the need for insulin.  It is frequently associated with some form of obesity with the resistance in the body to the effectiveness of insulin.  This syndrome is currently being recognized and managed more aggressively because of the very high association with vascular disease, specifically coronary artery disease.  It is a complex situation that requires a very aggressive approach to the treatment of the patient’s weight as well as each of the individual entities.

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