Author(s): Provotorov VM, Glukhovski ML
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Abstract The aim of the work was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiac rhythm and conductance disturbances in patients with early manifestations of metabolic syndrome (MS). 24-hour ECG monitoring was undertaken in 105 patients meeting AHA/NHLBI (2005) MS criteria and in 79 healthy subjects. Exclusion criteria were the presence of diabetes mellitus, CHD, and obesity (body mass index > 40 kg/m2). MS was associated with an increased number of supraventicular extrasystoles (628.9 +/- 49.5 vs 415.9 +/- 57.9, p < 0.05) and ventricular extrasystoles (34.4 +/- 9.9 vs 11.8 +/- 6.5 for paired ones and 9.5 +/- 3.7 vs 2.2 +/- 4.0 for group ones, p < 0.05), higher frequency of tachyarrhythmia (supraventicular tachycardia: 18.1 vs 7.6\%, p < 0.05; atrial fibrillation: 9.5 vs 2.5, p < 0.05; sinus node arrest: 6.7 vs 0\%, p < 0.05). Regression analysis revealed significant correlation between arrhythmias and the number of components of the disease. It is concluded that cause-and-effect relationship between MS and cardiac rhythm disturbances is apparent at the early stage of the disease.
This article was published in Klin Med (Mosk)
and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine