Cardiometabolic Risk (CMR)
Definition - What does Cardiometabolic Risk (CMR) mean?
Cardiometabolic risk is a measure of an individual's chances of developing a certain conditions or diseases. These conditions include type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, and stroke.
Several separate risk factors are weighed when determining someone's cardiometabolic risk. These risk factors include the presence of other health conditions or precursors to those conditions. A person's weight, cholesterol levels, and lifestyle choices all contribute to his or her overall risk for developing a cardiometabolic condition.
By assessing a person's overall risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases, medical professionals can assist that person in taking preventative measures.
Cardiometabolic risk is one of the assessments that may be included in a full health assessment. These assessments are often provided by health insurers or as part of a workplace wellness program. A person's cardiometabolic risk may also be called his or her cardiometabolic risk profile.
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There are several risk factors that serve as indicators of the likelihood that a person may develop a cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes. Identifying these risk factors is of particular importance because many of the conditions that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes can be reversed or mitigated. CVD is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women.
Included among these cardiometabolic risk factors (CRF) are having high blood pressure, elevated triglyceride levels, low HDL (good) cholesterol, and being diagnosed with prediabetes. Abdominal obesity, thrombosis, or abnormal blood clotting are also risk factors. Physical examination and blood tests are used to assess an individual's cardiometabolic risk. In particular, blood tests that track a person's glycemic control, lipid profile, and vascular health are used.