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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 April;169(2):27-32
Cardiac risk factors in Iranian men undergoing coronary angiography
Mohagheghi A. 1, Khashayar P. 2, Tabatabaei A. 1
1 Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Shariati Hospital, Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2 General Practitioner, Sina Hospital, Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Aim. The aim of this study was to compare the severity of CAD and several risk factors in different age groups of male patients in regard with their angiographic findings.
Methods. All male patients referred for coronary angiography at our institution between March 2006 and March 2007 were enrolled in this study; they were divided into three groups based on their age (<45, 45-60, >60 years). Data on risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, previous history of MI and positive family history of CAD were gathered and compared based on the patient’s age group and angiographic findings.
Results. Two hundred seventy four males enrolled in this study; 41% of which had hypertension, 26.4% had diabetes, and 43.1% were smokers. There was a significant correlation between the number of risk factors and the severity of CAD.
Conclusion. Considering the high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among CAD patients, adopting certain programs to educate individuals regarding these factors can lower CAD and its complications.