Risk Factors Associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome in Northern Saudi Arabia

Gadelkarim Hussain, Ahmed
Journal of Cardiology & Current Research   unpublished
Objective: The aim of this study was to find out the common risk factors associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Northern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methodology: One hundred and fifty six patients with ACS were investigated in intensive care unit (ICU), at cardiac center in King Khalid Hospital, in northern KSA, city of Hail. Results: Risk factors for ACS including; Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Smoking, Diabetes Miletus (DM), and Dyslipidemia were found in 68.6%,
more » ... %, 20.5%, 59% and 83.3% of the patients, respectively. Conclusion: The most common risk factors for ACS in northern KSA (Hail region) were dyslipidemia and hypertension. These favored the urgent need for intervention and control, which lower the burden of ACS.