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Impact of cardiac rehabilitation on metabolic syndrome in Iranian patients with coronary heart disease: the role of obesity.
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PMID:  22434616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Due to high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iran, and their mutual relationship, we evaluated how comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can affect MetS in patients with CHD.
METHOD: In this study (1998-2003), we evaluated 547 patients with CHD undergoing comprehensive CR.
RESULTS: Cases with MetS decreased from 42.8% to 33.3% after CR program (p < .001). Decrease in high fasting plasma glucose, triglyceridemia, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and increase in HDL cholesterol, functional capacity, and left ventricular ejection fraction was more prominent in the "MetS but not obese" group. However, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, weight, body mass index, and waist circumference showed a greater decrease in groups with obesity.
CONCLUSION: Cardiac rehabilitation is an effective treatment of MetS, particularly in the absence of obesity. This represents an additional argument for the prevention of obesity and the linked insulin resistance.
Ali Kabir; Nizal Sarrafzadegan; Afshin Amini; Reza Safi Aryan; Fahimeh Habibi Kerahroodi; Katayoun Rabiei; Hamid Reza Taghipour; Mehrdad Moghimi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-73     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
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