There is a link between insulin resistance and hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and other metabolic abnormalities that increase an individual’s risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome defines a clustering of major cardiovascular risk factors, in association with central obesity or excessive weight. This animation describes metabolic syndrome and the pharmaco-therapeutic focus on multiple risk factor intervention using combinations of antihypertensives, low dose aspirin, statins and antihyperglycaemic agents for diabetes as also targeting the underlying insulin resistance.
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• Medical animation explaining Metabolic Syndrome (Running time: 21:32 minutes)
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Editor: Antony H. Barnett, MD, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Consulting Physician and Clinical Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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