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Archivos de cardiología de México

versión On-line ISSN 1665-1731versión impresa ISSN 1405-9940

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GARCIA CASILIMAS, Guihovany Alberto et al. Pathophysiology of hypertension secondary to obesity. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2017, vol.87, n.4, pp.336-344. ISSN 1665-1731.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acmx.2017.02.001.

The obesity is a problem with a high morbidity and mortality all over the world. It has now been designated as a cardiovascular risk factor. It often predisposes the development of many diseases that reduce quality of life, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, and diabetes. These diseases are associated with some of the criteria that should be considered in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. During this review, explanations will be presented on the relationship between obesity, metabolic syndrome, and the development of hypertension from neurohumoral, biochemical and mechanical concepts.

Palabras llave : Obesity; Metabolic syndrome; Hypertension; Insulin resistance; Visceral fat; Colombia.

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