Now let’s talk about metabolic syndrome,
big topic… hyper, hyper, hyper.
Hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia.
You must know the waist size, that is a criteria
for metabolic syndrome.
This is an obese individual, waist size in
a man greater than 40 inches; in a female
greater than 35 inches.
Hyperlipidemia… triglyceride level above
Decreased HDL, remember you want your HDL
to be 50 and above.
If you find this to be decreased, not good.
Hypertension greater than 130 over 85 or use
of medication indicated for hypertension.
Elevated fasting glucose hyperglycemia greater
You have an obese individual, you want to
be more aggressive with your patient.
Patient with these findings are generally
considered high risk for adverse cardiac events.