Gender-Based and Age-Related Peculiarities of Lipid Metabolism in Chronic Heart Failure Secondary to Overweight and Obesity
Chronic heart failure is often accompanied by comorbidities including obesity being the major one. It significantly aggravates the course of the disease and clinical outcome. Changes in the plasma concentration of lipids in chronic heart failure were demonstrated by many studies. Recently a considerable number of works has appeared in which a negative influence of both high and low levels of lipids on the course, consequences and survival in patients with chronic heart failure was observed.
The objective of the research was to study gender-based and age-related peculiarities of lipid metabolism in chronic heart failure secondary to overweight and obesity.
Material and methods. There were examined 212 patients with chronic heart failure functional class I-III having normal body weight, I-III degree abdominal obesity or being overweight. Patients underwent complete blood count and biochemical blood analysis; instrumental examination was performed according to the existing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure. Statistical processing of the obtained material was performed using an advanced analytics software package Statistica 6.0.
Results and discussion. Both atherogenic and antiatherogenic components of lipid metabolism predominated in females. Age-related changes were presented by higher levels of atherogenic indices and prevalence of dyslipidemia in young patients reducing with age in parallel with the deepening of chronic heart failure.
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