Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction

M. Sewdarsen, S. Vythilingum, I. Jialal, T. Moodley, A. S. Mitha

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Risk factors were assessed in 108 young Indian males with myocardial infarction. The mean age was 36 years (range 21-40 years). Cigarette smoking was the most common risk factor (79% of patients). Serum cholesterol levels were above 6,5 mmol/l in 50% and serum triglyceride levels were above 2,0 mmol/l in 53% of patients. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels below 0,83 mmol/l were found in 52% of patients. Ninety-six per cent of patients had one or more of the following risk factors: a history of cigarette smoking, hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension, and abnormal glucose tolerance. Thus, in young Indian males with myocardial infarction, one or more risk factors are usually present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-262
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume71
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Myocardial Infarction
Smoking
Hypercholesterolemia
Serum
HDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Cholesterol
Hypertension
Glucose

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Sewdarsen, M., Vythilingum, S., Jialal, I., Moodley, T., & Mitha, A. S. (1987). Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction. South African Medical Journal, 71(4), 261-262.

Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction. / Sewdarsen, M.; Vythilingum, S.; Jialal, I.; Moodley, T.; Mitha, A. S.

In: South African Medical Journal, Vol. 71, No. 4, 1987, p. 261-262.

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Sewdarsen, M, Vythilingum, S, Jialal, I, Moodley, T & Mitha, AS 1987, 'Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction', South African Medical Journal, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 261-262.
Sewdarsen M, Vythilingum S, Jialal I, Moodley T, Mitha AS. Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction. South African Medical Journal. 1987;71(4):261-262.
Sewdarsen, M. ; Vythilingum, S. ; Jialal, I. ; Moodley, T. ; Mitha, A. S. / Risk factors in young Indian males with myocardial infarction. In: South African Medical Journal. 1987 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 261-262.
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