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Is cataract associated with cardiovascular morbidity?
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PMID:  20339387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors among patients undergoing cataract surgery.
METHODS: A retrospective observational case-control study of all the members older than 50 years who underwent cataract surgery in the Central District of Clalit Health Services in Israel (years 2000-2007) (n=12,984) and 25, 968 age- and gender-matched controls. We calculated the prevalence of CVDs' and their risk factors, including carotid artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), systemic arterial hypertension (HTN), chronic renal failure (CRF), ischaemic heart disease (IHD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, smoking, alcohol abuse, and hyperlipidaemia. The main outcome measures were the odds ratio of having CVDs among cataract patients undergoing surgery compared with controls.
RESULTS: No difference was found in demographics (age, gender, marriage status, socioeconomic class, and living place) between the study and control groups. All CVDs' risk factors were significantly more prevalent in cataract patients in univariate analysis. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed a significant association of the following with cataractogenesis: diabetes, CAD, HTN, PVD, smoking, IHD, CRF, hyperlipidaemia, and Ashkenazi origin.
CONCLUSIONS: CVDs and their risk factors are more prevalent among cataract patients undergoing cataract surgery.
A Y Nemet; S Vinker; S Levartovsky; I Kaiserman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eye (London, England)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-5454     ISO Abbreviation:  Eye (Lond)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703986     Medline TA:  Eye (Lond)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1352-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Meir Hospital, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel.
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