International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 1 Issue: 4

Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Syndrome Z among Adult Nigerians with Systemic Hypertension: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates

Adeseye Abiodun Akintunde1,2* and Oladimeji George Opadijo1
1Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
2Goshen Heart Clinic, Osogbo, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Akintunde A.A
Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, P.O. Box 3238, Osogbo, Nigeria
Tel: +234- 803-393-2076
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received: November 21, 2012 Accepted: Novemebr 28, 2012 Published: December 12, 2012
Citation: Akintunde AA, Opadijo OG (2012) Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Syndrome Z among Adult Nigerians with Systemic Hypertension: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates. Int J Cardiovasc Res 1:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000114

Abstract

Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Syndrome Z among Adult Nigerians with Systemic Hypertension: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome and metabolic syndrome are independent cardiovascular risk factors. Syndrome Z is the clustering of metabolic syndrome and obstructive sleep apnoea. Syndrome Z is associated with a higher cardiovascular risk profile compared to those without it.

Keywords: Syndrome Z; Metabolic syndrome; Hypertension; Clinical correlates; Nigeria

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