We plan to test the hypothesis that patients with metabolic syndrome will have impaired left
ventricular diastolic parameters. In addition, those who have weight loss and exercise will
improve these parameters. Finally, with continued exercise and weight regain, the
parameters measured that we believe will be improved will be maintained.
Patients must have 2 of the 5 criteria for metabolic syndrome and be able to exercise in a
monitored setting for 45 min 5 times a week.
- 2 of 5 criteria for metabolic syndrome
- Ability to exercise for 45 min 5 days a week
- No diabetes
- Established coronary disease