Evaluation of risk factors in cases of myocardial infarction in adult population
Author(s): Dr. Hamid Maqsoodi
Abstract:Background: The present study was conducted to assess risk factors in cases of myocardial infarction in adult population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 68 cases of myocardial infarction of both genders. A through clinical examination was done in all patients. Risk factors and kind of MI was recorded. Results: Out of 68 patients, males were 42 and females were 26. Risk factors were hypertension seen in 12, diabetes mellitus in 14, high cholesterol in 18, cigarette smoking in 40, renal dysfunction in 1 and previous coronary artery disease in 5. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Kind of MI was anterior in 20, inferior lateral in 6, inferior in 32, anterior septal in 7 and other MI in 3. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that kind of MI was anterior, inferior lateral, inferior, anterior septal. Risk factors of MI were hypertension and diabetes mellitus, previous history of coronary heart disease, high cholesterol and cigarette smoking.