International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Clinical profile of the patients with myocardial infarction who underwent angiography at a rural tertiary care hospital


Himanshu Dhiman, Akhil Katna

Background: Coronary angiography can be used to definitively diagnose or rule out coronary artery disease. Aim: The present study was aimed to study the gender-based difference in general characteristics, risk factors, severity and types of MI in patients presenting with MI who underwent coronary angiography. Methods: A total of 176 patients with MI who underwent coronary angiography between 2015 and 2017 were retrospectively studied. Diagnosis of acute MI was made according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The patients were grouped according to Killip class based on the physical findings at the time of admission. Results: Mean age of the patients was 59.72±11.57 years. Male to female ratio was 4.2:1. The most common coronary risk factor was active smoking (56.8%) followed by hypertension (26.7%), and diabetes (21.6%). Approximately 88% of the patients were in Killip class-I followed by 8% in Killip class-II. There were only two patients in Killip class-IV. Approximately half of the patients (49.4%) were diagnosed with ST elevated MI (STEMI), 38.1% with non-STEMI (NSTEMI), and remaining 12.4% with unstable angina. Median age of both male and female was comparable (P=0.489) (Figure 3). None of the coronary risk factors was significantly associated with gender of the patients (P>0.05). Severity of Killip class was significantly higher among females (P=0.002). Females had a significantly higher incidence of unstable angina (P=0.027). Conclusion: Females have more severe MI. The healthcare professionals should pay more attention to the female health, especially in females with AMI.
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Himanshu Dhiman, Akhil Katna. Clinical profile of the patients with myocardial infarction who underwent angiography at a rural tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 24-26
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