Evaluation of risk factors in acute myocardial infarction patients admitted to the coronary care unit, Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya
AbstractThe aim of this study was to provide an overview of the risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in patients attending Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya. Records were reviewed for 622 patients with a mean age of 58.3 [SD 12.9] years. Diabetes mellitus [48.2%], hypertension [35,7%] and smoking [50.6%] were among the risk factors reported. There were 110 patients [17.7%] who died during hospitaiization, mainly suffering cardiogenic shock [48.0%]. The rate of use of thrombolytic therapy was low in patients who were female [40.4% versus 58.4% for males], older age [31.6% for those > 85 years versus 63.3% for patients < 55 years], diabetics [45.3% versus 62.0% for non-diabetic patients] and hypertensives [47.3% versus 57.8% for non-hypertensive patients]. Prevention strategies should be implemented in order to improve the long-term prognosis and decrease overall morbidity and mortality from coronary artery disease in Libyan patients
Abduelkarem, A.R., El Shareif, H.J. & Sharif, S.I. (2012). Evaluation of risk factors in acute myocardial infarction patients admitted to the coronary care unit, Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118319
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (4), 332-336, 2012
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