TableĀ 3

Physical examination and laboratory analyses

Study procedureVariables
Physical examinationAnthropometry: height, weight, waist-hip circumference, thigh, arm and calf circumference
Heart function measured by Nexfin: non-invasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume and systemic vascular resistance
Arterial stiffness measured by an Arteriograph: non-invasive measurement of pulse wave velocity, augmentation index and central blood pressure
Ankle-brachial index: peripheral vascular disease
Sitting blood pressure
Electrocardiogram: left ventricular hypertrophy
Collection of fasting blood sample and overnight urine sample
Laboratory analysesBlood: haemoglobin, HbA1c, glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, creatine kinase
Urine: pH, glucose, microalbuminuria
  • Overview of the cardiometabolic risk assessment with physical and laboratory examination, including non-invasive cardiovascular haemodynamics.

  • HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.