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Impact of Diabetes and Smoking Epidemic in the Middle East on the Presentation With Acute Coronary Syndrome in Very Young Patients.
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PMID:  21555310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We describe the baseline characteristics, management, and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients of age ≤40 in the Gulf region of the Middle East. We studied 8176 hospitalized patients (≤40 years) with ACS. Ten percent (805) of the recruited patients were ≤40 years. The mean age was 37 years and 89% were males. The prevalence of smoking and diabetes in the young patients was high (58% and 21%, respectively). The most common ACS was ST elevation myocardial infarction. Younger patients were more aggressively treated with more frequent use of glycoprotein inhibitors, thrombolytics, and primary percutaneous coronary intervention. They had less in-hospital heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction, shock, stroke, and low rate of in-hospital mortality (1%). Measures to combat the rising prevalence of diabetes and smoking are needed.
Muath Alanbaei; Mohammad Zubaid; Mouaz H Al-Mallah; Wafa A Rashed; Abdullah Shehab; Jawad Al-Lawati; Haitham Amin; Jassim Al Suwaidi; Rashed Al-Hamdan; Shahid Ahmad Zubair
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-8
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Title:  Angiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait.
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