Title

Risk factors for coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome in patients ≤40 years old.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-5-2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In this study, we assessed the risk factor profile in premature coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndrome for adults ≤40 years old.

METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of 397 patients ≤40 years old admitted from 2005 to 2014 for chest pain and who underwent coronary arteriography.

RESULTS: Of 397 patients that had undergone coronary arteriography, 54% had CAD while 46% had normal coronary arteries. When compared with patients with normal coronary arteries, patients with CAD were more likely to smoke tobacco, have dyslipidemia, be diabetic, have BMI >30 kg/m(2), have a family history of premature CAD and be male in gender.

CONCLUSION: Healthcare intervention in the general population through screening, counseling and education regarding the risk factors is warranted to reduce premature CAD.

Volume

12

Issue

5

First Page

545

Last Page

552

ISSN

1744-8298

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

27492147

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article