Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
HUAMAN, Jorge; ALVAREZ, Mayita y RIOS, María. Coronary risk factors, categories of risk and achievements of LDL-Cholesterol aims by age and gender in patients with and without metabolic syndrome in Trujillo. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp. 172-182. ISSN 1018-130X.
Metabolic syndrome is frequent in Trujillo. Objective: To determine risk factors and categories of coronary risk and achievements of LDL aim in adults with and without metabolic syndrome by age and gender in Trujillo. Methods: We studied 222 males and 246 females from 20 and 79 years of age. Body weight, height, abdominal waist, blood pressure, age, gender and family history of cardiovascular disease were obtained. Glucose and lipid profile were determined by enzymatic methods, and metabolic syndrome was defined based on ATPIII criteria. Results: No difference of coronary risk by gender was observed among patients with metabolic syndrome: low risk (27.5% for males and 38% for females); moderate risk (12.5% for males and 22% for females); moderate-high risk (20% for males and 18% for females) and high risk (40% for males and 22% for females). Values for patients without metabolic syndrome were: low risk (67.58% for males and 83.67% for females); moderate risk (5.49% for males and 8.16% for females); moderate-high risk (18.13% for males and 3.06% for females) and high risk (8.79% for males and 5.1% for females). Patients with metabolic syndrome had more frequently high risk categories and less frequently low risk categories, and achieved less LDL aims (47%) than patients without metabolic syndrome. Conclusions: Metabolic syndrome is associated with higher coronary risk categories.
Palabras llave : Metabolic Syndrome X; Coronary disease; Cholesterol LDL.