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Positive family history as the single traditional risk factor for developing extensive very premature coronary artery disease: a case report.
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PMID:  23646049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Although coronary artery disease (CAD) is not common among individuals younger than 40-45 years of age, a small percentage of this age group needs to undergo surgical revascularization because of CAD. Why some people are at higher risk of developing premature CAD is not clearly known. Increased number of traditional risk factors or genetic predisposition may play significant roles in this regard. A 22-year-old man with a negative history for all traditional risk factors except for a family history of premature CAD referred to our center due to an episode of myocardial infarction of one month's duration. He had no congenital heart disease and no hypercoagulable state, and there was a negative history of drug abuse. His coronary angiography showed extensive CAD. He underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and he left the hospital in good healthy condition. One year after surgery, his follow-up showed that he was symptom free and he still had no new traditional risk factor. It seems that a positive family history of premature CAD is an important and independent risk factor for developing premature CAD and individuals with this type of history should be treated more cautiously.
Seyed Hossein Ahmadi; Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi; Murat Ugurlucan; Payvand Bina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of Tehran Heart Center     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1735-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  J Tehran Heart Cent     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-06     Completed Date:  2013-05-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101289255     Medline TA:  J Tehran Heart Cent     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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