OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the association of the metabolic syndrome (MS) with cardiovascular alterations in essential hypertensives in relation to age. METHODS: A total of 3266 untreated and treated hypertensive patients categorized in three age groups (I: 17 to 40 years; II: 41 to 64 years; III: >64 years) were considered for this analysis. All patients underwent extensive investigations searching for target organ damage (TOD). The MS was defined according to Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATP) III criteria. RESULTS: In the entire population, the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), carotid abnormalities, and microalbuminuria increased by 2.5 (P = .003), 2.2 (P = .005), and 1.5 times (P = .01), respectively, in the presence of MS after adjusting for several confounders. Prevalence of LVH (group I: 39% v 22%; group II: 53% v 35%; group III: 69% v 52%, P < .01 for all), carotid thickening (group I: 8% v 2%; group II 29% v 19%; group III: 69% v 52%, P < .05 for all) and microalbuminuria (group I: 20% v 11%; group II: 16% v 8%; group III: 18% v 11%, P

Cuspidi, C., Meani, S., Valerio, C., Sala, C., Fusi, V., Zanchetti, A., et al. (2007). Age and target organ damage in essential hypertension: role of the metabolic syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 20(3), 296-303 [10.1016/j.amjhyper.2006.09.010].

Age and target organ damage in essential hypertension: role of the metabolic syndrome

CUSPIDI, CESARE;MANCIA, GIUSEPPE
2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the association of the metabolic syndrome (MS) with cardiovascular alterations in essential hypertensives in relation to age. METHODS: A total of 3266 untreated and treated hypertensive patients categorized in three age groups (I: 17 to 40 years; II: 41 to 64 years; III: >64 years) were considered for this analysis. All patients underwent extensive investigations searching for target organ damage (TOD). The MS was defined according to Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATP) III criteria. RESULTS: In the entire population, the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), carotid abnormalities, and microalbuminuria increased by 2.5 (P = .003), 2.2 (P = .005), and 1.5 times (P = .01), respectively, in the presence of MS after adjusting for several confounders. Prevalence of LVH (group I: 39% v 22%; group II: 53% v 35%; group III: 69% v 52%, P < .01 for all), carotid thickening (group I: 8% v 2%; group II 29% v 19%; group III: 69% v 52%, P < .05 for all) and microalbuminuria (group I: 20% v 11%; group II: 16% v 8%; group III: 18% v 11%, P
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target organ damage, essential hypertension, metabolic syndrome
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Cuspidi, C., Meani, S., Valerio, C., Sala, C., Fusi, V., Zanchetti, A., et al. (2007). Age and target organ damage in essential hypertension: role of the metabolic syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 20(3), 296-303 [10.1016/j.amjhyper.2006.09.010].
Cuspidi, C; Meani, S; Valerio, C; Sala, C; Fusi, V; Zanchetti, A; Mancia, G
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