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Title: Evaluation of risk factors in acute myocardial infarction patients admitted to the coronary care unit, Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya
Authors: Abduelkarem, A.R.
El Shareif, H.J.
Sharif, S.I.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: The 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
Description: 332-336
Keywords: Risk Factors
Acute Disease
Coronary Care Units
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction
Subject: Myocardial Infarction
ISSN: 1020-3397
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