Cardiometabolic Risk Management: Statins in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Boyaci B.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.28, no.6, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Cardiometabolic risk management is very important in the prevention of cardiovascular events. The risk of CVD raises in metabolic syndrome. You can protect yourself from heart attacks and strokes by investing a little time and effort. The term metabolic syndrome refers to the combination of several factors that tend to cluster together; as central obesity, hypertension, low HDL-cholesterol, raised triglycerides and blood glucose to increase risk of diabetes and CVD. Risk factor modifications have been shown to reduce CVD mortality and morbidity, particularly in high risk subjects. Being overweight increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. To maintain an ideal body weight, take regular physical activity and eat helthy diet Engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week will help to keep heart attacks and strokes Statin use in metabolic syndrome is very important and necessary in cardiometabolic risk management