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MR Imaging Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk in Metabolic Syndrome.
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PMID:  22723560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Metabolic syndrome has become an important public health problem and has reached epidemic proportions globally. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a cluster of metabolic abnormalities in an individual, with insulin resistance as the main characteristic. The major adverse consequence of metabolic syndrome is cardiovascular disease, which is often already present without clinical signs or symptoms. In this early stage of disease, interventions (eg, lifestyle intervention, medication) can be used to prevent further cardiovascular deterioration or even to reverse cardiovascular disease. Therefore, risk stratification on an individual basis and early detection of cardiovascular disease are essential. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a powerful tool for demonstrating cardiovascular risk factors in metabolic syndrome, such as increased fat depots and arterial stiffening. Furthermore, MR imaging is an established modality for the assessment of myocardial function. This review provides a summary of the current MR applications in metabolic syndrome and discusses how these MR techniques can be used to identify subclinical cardiovascular damage. © RSNA, 2012.
Rutger W van der Meer; Hildo J Lamb; Johannes W A Smit; Albert de Roos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  264     ISSN:  1527-1315     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-37     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Radiology and Endocrinology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2300 RC Leiden, the Netherlands.
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