Study of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Patients with Fatty Liver Disease
Keywords:Cardiovascular risk assessment; fatty liver disease.
Background- The term ‘fatty liver disease’ (FLD) is used to describe a variety of liver diseases of different
severity, from pure steatosis to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. ObjectiveTo Study Of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment In Patients With Fatty Liver Disease. Methodology- This
prospective single center study was conducted from 1st March 2015 to 1st March 2016, in the Department of
Gastroenterology in collaboration with Department of Community medicine at Global hospitals. All Adult
(18 years to 70 years) patients, both sexes, reporting to Medical Gastroenterology with FLD were included
in the study which were 32.Result - Maximum 28 subjects (87.5 %) were male while 4(12.5%) were female.
Male to female ratio was 7:1. Maximum patients 20(62.5%) belonged to Grade II fatty liver followed by
09 (28.12%) Grade I and 03(9.3%) Grade III. 11(34.37%) were overweight,17 (53.12%) were obese,only 4
patients had normal BMI. 27(96.42%) out of 28 male patients had abnormal waist while four (100%) out of
4 female patients had abnormal waist circumference. 12(37.50) Patients with FLD had significantly higher
levels of total cholesterol.Conclusion- . FLD may serve as a trigger for assessment of cardiovascular risk
factors, and such patients should undergo further cardiovascular assessment.