Barka M Jerbi
Zawia Teaching Hospital, Medical Faculty, 7th April University, Zawia-Libya
JMJ Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 2005): 27-30
This study was conducted on 80 patients who were admitted to Medical Department and ICU of Zawia Teaching Hospital presented with Acute Myocardial Infraction ( AMI). The percentage of AMI is significantly increased with age 74 patients ,( 93%) were over 40 years age. AMI was most common among males of age group of 60-69 years and female of age 50-59 years . The most common complications were arrythmias in 34 patients (44%) with 4 deaths , cardiogenic shock in 12 patients (15%), with 7 deaths . Risk factors of ischaemic heart disease (I.H.D), were hypertension in 33 patients (41%) , diabetes in 17 patients (21%), and smoking in 51 male patients (81%). Only 44 patients (55 %) were presented or were referred to hospital within 4 hours after acute symptoms. Conclusion: A M I is not uncommon problem and education of coronary disease patients about acute symptoms is needed to ensure quick attendance to hospital and to improve treatment effectiveness and outcome .
Keywords: Ishaemic heart disease , Myocardial infraction, Atherosclerosis, Coronary heart disease