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Role of lipid profile in proven premature coronary artery disease and its first degree relatives- a tertiary care hospital based study in South-Eastern region of Rajasthan, India

Deepika Mittal, Shivraj Meena, Rahul Meena, Kirti Shekhawat.

Background: Cardiovascular diseases have become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in adult population of Indian sub-continent. Aim of the study was to compare the serum lipid patterns in patients with proven premature CAD and its first degree relative in a tertiary care hospital of South-eastern region of Rajasthan, India.
Methods: 200 patients with the primary diagnosis of premature coronary artery disease were enrolled. These patients and their 643 first-degree relatives, who were in the coronary age group 25 years and above also enrolled for the purpose of the study. Fasting lipid profile was estimated.
Results: 36.5% of the males and 4.5% female patients were having abnormal cholesterol levels. 30.5 % of male of premature CAD were having high LDL levels as compared to only 2.5% of the females (p

Key words: Lipid profile, Coronary artery disease, Cholesterol, HDL

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