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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1987|
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