The prevalence of metabolic syndrome components, individually and in combination, in male patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome, without previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus


AL-AQEEDI R. F. , ABDULATIF W. K. , DABDOOB W., Bener A. , ALBINALI H. A. , GEHANI A.

LIBYAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3402/ljm.v8i0.20185
  • Title of Journal : LIBYAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: Mortality from cardiovascular disease in the Middle East is projected to increase substantially in the coming decades. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) continues to raise interest, but data from the Middle East is limited, especially in non-diabetic patients. This study was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of MS and frequency of its components, individually and in combination, in a male population presenting with ACS, but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM).