Metabolic syndrome (Reaven’s syndrome):
• To diagnose metabolic syndrome, the combination of number one through four (bold) has to be fulfilled:
1. Obesity (android type)
4. Dyslipidemia (increased LDL, decreased HDL)
5. Increased fibrinogen
• All of these increase the risk of ischemic heart disease (atherosclerosis, increased risk of thrombus formation)
- If patient diagnosed with metabolic syndrome will not lose weight, he is in high risk of death in 7 years.