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dc.contributor.authorAlsheikh-Ali, Alawi A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-23T07:48:49Z
dc.date.available2021-03-23T07:48:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-05
dc.identifier.other204-2017.38
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.mbru.ac.ae/handle/1/211
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: In the Indian subcontinent and Arab Gulf, coronary artery disease is affecting younger persons at greater rates. Few studies have focused on young ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients in these regions. We examine the clinical profile and treatment of STEMI patients aged <40 years. Methods: Participants consisted of 77 STEMI patients, aged <40 years, admitted to hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Data were collected using electronic medical records. Descriptive statistics were calculated for STEMI profile, medical history, risk factors, in-hospital events, and treatment. Results: Smoking was prevalent (61.0%). Beta blockers were frequently prescribed (90.7%); aspirin infrequently (12%). Of patients without history of each condition, 36.7% were diagnosed in-hospital with hypertension, 28.6% with elevated low-density lipoprotein, and 18.8% with lowered high-density lipoprotein. Conclusions: Among young adults who use tobacco, there is a need for improved screening for risk factors. Earlier detection and treatment of dyslipidemia and hypertension could prevent acute cardiac events among individuals aged <40 years with multiple risk factors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectArab Gulfen_US
dc.subjectSTEMIen_US
dc.subjectUnited Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.subjectUAEen_US
dc.subjectVery youngen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of risk factors, presentation, and in-hospital events of very young patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarctionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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