Detection of major risk factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction in Al-Ramadi city
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2005, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 75-77
AbstractObjective : To study the prevalence of major risk factors like age , hypertension , and diabetes mellitus and smoking in acute myocardial infarction and their effect on the development of complication.
Methods : A 207 patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the cardiac care unit in Al-Ramadi general hospital were included in the study from May 2001 to May 2002. A questionnaire form including : age, sex, presence of hypertension , diabetes mellitus, smoking , and presence of any complication like arrhythmia, heart failure….etc.
Results : There was an increase in the prevalence of myocardial infarction with increasing age . The mean percentage of hypertensive patients was 44% while for diabetes mellitus and smoking were 27% and 40% , respectively . About 53% of hypertensive patients and smokers developed complications of MI, while 35% of diabetes had complications .
Conclusion: There are an increase in the incidence of myocardial infarction and its complications in the presence of one or more major risk factors.
Key words : Myocardial infarction, complications, risk factors
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