Author : Hamza Najim, Abbas
journal of kerbala university,
Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 213-220
Metabolic syndrome patients are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality .
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.
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with acute MI found to be 43.8 %.
Metabolic syndrome was more in females than males.
These results suggest ,that there was a strong association between metabolic syndrome and myocardial infarction (MI) and it was more in female patients.