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Risk factors and outcome of acute myocardial infarction in Bedouins living in permanent compared to unrecognized villages in southern Israel.
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PMID:  21809731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The incidence and prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Bedouins living in the Negev region were very low until the 1960s. During the past 50 years this pattern has changed: in parallel to the changes in lifestyle and nutrition in the Bedouin population, a rapid increase in incidence and mortality from CHD occurred. The relationship between the rise in CHD incidence and the degree of urbanization in this population has not been investigated to date. The study hypothesis was that the prevalence of risk factors and the outcome of myocardial infarction in Bedouins differ between those settled in permanent villages and those remaining in unrecognized villages.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, clinical characteristics, and in-hospital management of a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in two Bedouin groups: those residing in permanent villages versus those residing in unrecognized villages.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of in-hospital data of 352 patients admitted with a first AMI during the period 1997-2003 to Soroka Medical Center, the only medical facility in the region.
RESULTS: There were no differences between the two groups regarding the major cardiovascular risk factors and outcome. A relatively greater number of patients from urban areas underwent catheterization of any sort during their hospitalization (primary, rescue, and risk stratification; P = 0.038). No significant difference was found between the two groups in the type of catheterization performed (P = 0.279).
CONCLUSIONS: We found no differences in the clinical characteristics and in-hospital management of patients with AMI between Bedouins residing in permanent villages versus unrecognized villages.
Authors:
Muhammad Abu-Tailakh; Shimon Weitzman; Yaakov Henkin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. abutaila@bgu.ac.il
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