Acute myocardial infarction in a 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy-possibility of existence of a Bangladeshi paradox

Prabir Kumar Das, F. Hossain, M.R. Karim
2016 Case Reports in Internal Medicine  
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are diseases of older age. AMI is uncommon in young age and rare in adolescence. A seventeen years old Bangladeshi boy developing acute anterior wall MI is described here. Risk factor analysis for CAD revealed absence of most of the conventional risk factors, like smoking, diabetes mellitus, hypertension. An elevated lipoprotein(a) and a low HDL cholesterol was detected in blood which are emerging risk factors of CAD in young
more » ... s of CAD in young Bangladeshis.
doi:10.5430/crim.v3n3p62 fatcat:l7bhimaefjhubeoa34rwr6pmme