Risk Factors and Types of Non Fatal Acute Myocardial Infarction in Zliten Teaching Hospital
Faraj Hajjaj, Ali M. Abdelaziz, Salem Kreba Mohammed F. Fayed
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Acute MI is a very significant health problem leading to an important mortality and morbidity. Due to identification and modification of its risk factors, it can help to decrease its effects. We had conducted this prospective observational study in the CCU at Zliten Teaching Hospital aiming to determine the risk factors and anatomical distribution of acute non-fatal MI in Zliten area. Zliten area has a population of 184884 according to the 2006 consensus. Died cases on arrival or within 24 hours from admission were excluded from our study. Results: We had 30 cases admitted with acute MI (18 males and 12 female) from 1/1/2009 to 31/12/2009. Eight cases were diagnosed as NSTEMI, 22 cases were diagnosed STEMI, out of which 7 cases were found with inferior MI and others were found with anterior or anterolateral MI. The most important risk factor was smoking, and followed by DM and HTN. The striking observation is that the prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia is far more than hypercholesterolemia.