758 The Symmetric Spanish Project (Metabolic Syndrome As Cardiovascular Risk Factor). Cardiovascular Risk Appraisal: A Ten-Year Follow-Up. Design And Methods.

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Juan J Cabre, Catalan Health Institute
Judit Saumell - ABS Reus-4. Catalan Health Institute
Yolanda Ortega - ABS Reus-4. Catalan Health Institute
Josep Pinol - SAP Reus-Altebrat. Catalan Health Institute
Bernardo Costa - ABS Reus-2. Catalan Health Institute
Francisco Martin - ABS Reus-1. Catalan Health Institute
Juan Cabré - ABS Reus-1. Catalan Health Institute
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Poster
AIM: this Research Project has two objectives: To assess the relation of cardiovascular risk (CVR) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a primary care follow-up study for metabolic syndrome (MS), according to different methods to calculate this risk, and to analyse clinical and analytical profile (inflammatory parameters included) associated to CVD in all its forms.
A prospective follow-up, Multicentre Study, developed in Primary Care, was performed, with a population sample of 1530 patients of two Basic Health Areas (total population >43,000 inhabitants). We studied presence of MS (WHO/NCEP-ATPIII criteria) and we registered data in a specific questionnaire. We carry out clinical and analytical profile, and an annual follow-up to discard CVD. The data will be analysed statistically by means of multivariate analysis of the variables with the appearance of CVD (X2 test, ANOVA and survival analysis).
DISCUSSION: This study will clarify the most precise method of calculation of CVR that associates with the true magnitude of appearance of CVD observed in a ten-year follow-up. On the other hand, it will contribute to the knowledge of the influence of the MS on the CVD. It"s plausible that cohort whose individuals are diagnosed of MS and whose CVR is higher, they will be suffer more CVD that cohort MS-free. It would justify the consideration of MS like an useful entity in order to carry out a screening of those situations that statistically supposes a greater risk of cardiovascular complications.
This study won a grant by Spanish Found for Sanitary Research (FIS-2006, Instituto Carlos III).
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THE SYMMETRIC SPANISH PROJECT (METABOLIC SYNDROME AS CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTOR). CARDIOVASCULAR RISK APPRAISAL: A TEN-YEAR FOLLOW-UP. DESIGN AND METHODS.