|Already decades ago, clinicians noticed the unfavourable influence of a combination of high blood pressure, lipid metabolism disorders, excess weight, obesity and gout on further progression of a patientÂ´s state of health, especially in the sense of accelerated atherosclerosis and incrreased cardiovascular morbidity as well as mortality. ReavenÂ´s syndrome or syndrome X or KaplanÂ´s deadly quartet have been mentioned in literature since the 1950s. Other synonyms used include atherothrombogenic syndrome, metabolic cardiovascular syndrome, and insulin resistance syndrome. As life expectancy increases and new therapeutic methods that help overcome certain serious vascular disorders are developed, finding a solution for the metabolic syndrome is gaining in importance, especially from the aspect of preventing such types of disorders that medicine today is unable to resolve as yet and that have a fundamental negative effect on the self-sufficiency and overall quality of life of seniors.
Metabolic Syndrome in Older Patients: Hana MatejovskÃ¡ KubesovÃ¡, Jan MatejovskÃ½, Igor Bychler, Zdenka CejglovÃ¡, Frantisek DvorskÃ½, Ivan Leixner, Marie NavrÃ¡tilovÃ¡, Pavel Tomecek and Hana MeluzÃnovÃ¡