Category: Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Conclusion

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Conclusion

Whether or not the patients with normal coronary arteries after myocardial infarction need to be identified for prognostic purposes is not clear. It may be that the actual course and prognosis of these patients may be dictated by the extent of ventricular damage caused by their infarction and is not…

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Outcome

Despite this rather compelling body of evidence that the evaluation of patients after myocardial infarction should be based on noninvasive studies, the evaluation of the young patient after myocardial infarction (<40 years old) is controversial and generally geared towards invasive evaluation by cardiac catheterization, regardless of left ventricular function or…

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Discussion

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Discussion

The distribution of lesions in our patients, with a high incidence of normal coronary arteries and singlevessel disease, is in accordance with previous studies,* as is the paucity of patients with left main coronary artery disease. Smoking by far was the most common risk factor in young and old patients…

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Coronary artery

Overall, the number of risk factors per patient increased with the number of vessels involved, with patients in group 1 with normal coronary arteries having the lowest number of risk factors (Table 3). There were significantly fewer risk factors per patient in group 1 vs group 2, with a mean…

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young: Materials and Methods

The 35 young patients seen after myocardial infarction were compared to 100 randomly selected patients over 55 years of age (military retirees and dependent spouses) catheterized for evaluation of coronary artery disease, all of whom had suffered a prior myocardial infarction. These patients were selected by querying the yearly alphabetized…

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction in the Young

Myocardial Infarction in the Young

Angiographic Features and Risk Factor Analysis of Patients with Myocardial Infarction at or before the Age of 35 Years Ischemic heart disease remains the number one cause of death for adults in the United States. Unfortunately, the morbidity and mortality of myocardial infarction is not limited to the elderly population…