ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Hamza Najim, Abbas


Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in patients with acute myocardial infarction In Najaf City

Sadiq Jabbar Al- Mohanna; MohammadA.Abdul- Hussain; Abbas Hamza Najim

journal of kerbala university, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 213-220

Background:
Metabolic syndrome patients are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality .
Objectives:
This study was designed to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Patients and methods:
Forty eight patients with acute myocardial infarction diagnosed by ST segment elevation and ischemic chest pain admitted to the coronary care unit at Al-Sader teaching hospital in Najaf, were evaluated and screened for criteria of metabolic syndrome.
Results:
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with acute MI found to be 43.8 %.
Metabolic syndrome was more in females than males.
Conclusion:
These results suggest ,that there was a strong association between metabolic syndrome and myocardial infarction (MI) and it was more in female patients.