Frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome

Frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome

Authors

  • Khurshid Ali PIC
  • Imran Waheed Khawaja Safdar Medical College, Sialkot
  • Sajjad Ahmad Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore
  • Zohaib Sadiq Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore
  • Gulshan Ahmad Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore
  • Muhammad Aqeel Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

            Hypertriglyceridemia is a manifestation of several common metabolic disorders in the world. The association of hypertriglyceridemia and clinically important complications such as cardiovascular events is suggested by several studies. But previous studies are showing a significant variation in frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), however, we planned the present study to record the frequency of this morbidity .

OBJECTIVE:

The study was conducted to estimate the frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in acute coronary syndrome  patients.

 

METHODOLOGY:

This was a cross sectional observational study was conducted at Department of Cardiology, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore over a period of six months. Two hundred case of ACS were enrolled. An informed consent of the patients was obtained. In early morning, an overnight fasting blood sample was drawn from a vein of every patient and was sent to the Pathology Laboratory of Punjab Institute Cardiology for the lipid profile (serum triglyceride level). Hypertriglyceridemia was  labelled as per defined criteria.

RESUTLS:

            There were 200 patients . Around, 11.5%(n=23) were between the ages of 30-50 years and 88.5%(n=177) were between the ages 51-70 years. The mean of age was 56.95+5.97 years. Males were 55.5%(n=111) and females were 44.5%(n=89). The mean triglyceride levels were calculated as 198.45+23.11mg/dl. The estimated frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in ACS patients was 58%(n=116).

CONCLUSION:

We can inference that the frequency of hypertriglyceridemia is quite high in ACS patients .

 

KEYWORDS:

Acute coronary syndrome, hypertriglyceridemia, frequency

Published

2021-08-05