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ea0022p155 | Cardiovascular endocrinology and lipid metabolism | ECE2010

Increased plasma viscosity is a predictor of high cardiovascular risk in women with PCOS

Haydardedeoglu Filiz Eksi , Ertorer Melek Eda , Haydardedeoglu Bulent , Kozanoglu Ilknur , Anaforoglu Inan , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy that affects 5–10% of women of reproductive age. It is now recognized as not only a reproductive but also a metabolic disorder with co-morbidities, such as; diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, etc. All these metabolic abnormalities predispose women with PCOS to atherosclerosis. Plasma viscosity is a major determinant of blood flow in microcirculation. Preliminary data indicate that elevated plasma...