Vol 58, No 2 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Treatment of metabolic syndrome: drugs often but diet always - a case report

Monika Tomaszewska-Kiecana, Marek Kuch, Jarosław Król, Mirosław Dłużniewski
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(2):121-123.
Vol 58, No 2 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 32-year-old male with obesity and hypertension who was admitted to hospital with suspected acute myocardial infarction (MI) is presented. An initial diagnosis of MI was ruled-out, however, diabetes and marked hypertriglyceridemia were detected. Introduction of diet and proper diabetes control with insulin caused a marked decrease in triglyceride and cholesterol levels. After discharge the patient did not comply to dietary recommendations and stopped fibrates due to gastro-intestinal side effects which resulted in a marked elevation in lipid levels. Finally, statin therapy and better compliance to dietary recommendations resulted in the normalisation of cholesterol level, a marked decrease in triglyceride concentration and a loss of 5 kg of body weight. The need for combined treatment consisting of pharmacologic agents and life-style changes is stressed.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 32-year-old male with obesity and hypertension who was admitted to hospital with suspected acute myocardial infarction (MI) is presented. An initial diagnosis of MI was ruled-out, however, diabetes and marked hypertriglyceridemia were detected. Introduction of diet and proper diabetes control with insulin caused a marked decrease in triglyceride and cholesterol levels. After discharge the patient did not comply to dietary recommendations and stopped fibrates due to gastro-intestinal side effects which resulted in a marked elevation in lipid levels. Finally, statin therapy and better compliance to dietary recommendations resulted in the normalisation of cholesterol level, a marked decrease in triglyceride concentration and a loss of 5 kg of body weight. The need for combined treatment consisting of pharmacologic agents and life-style changes is stressed.
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Keywords

metabolic syndrome - hypolipemic drugs - diet

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Title

Treatment of metabolic syndrome: drugs often but diet always - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 2 (2003)

Pages

121-123

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(2):121-123.

Keywords

metabolic syndrome - hypolipemic drugs - diet

Authors

Monika Tomaszewska-Kiecana
Marek Kuch
Jarosław Król
Mirosław Dłużniewski

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