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          VOLUME 34 / ISSUE 4


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7 - Relationship Between Anticardiolipin Antibody Levels and Acute Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Risk Factors in Young Adults

Yahya Öztürk,Taner Baştürk, Ülkü Kerimoğlu,Çiğdem Yazın Ersoy, Yüksel Altuntaş

Objective: Risk factors in young adults who had MI and its relation with anticardiolipin antibody

Materials And Methods: Anticardiolipin levels were compared between 35 patients with acute MI in study group and 22 patients without MI in control group. Patients who had certain MI diagnosis and between 16-45 ages have been chosen from Sisli Etfal Hospital and Haseki Hospital Cardiology Intensive Care Unit. Patient group had at least 2 MI criteria (eg. clinical findings, ECG, enzymes). Discussion: In study group anticardiolipin was (+) in 14 patients, but only 3 from control group had ( + ) anticardiolipin. It hasn’t been found a significant correlation between anticardiolipin levels and post MI complication progress. In study and control group, it has been found statistically significant different results in fibrinogen, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL levels and cigarette smoking (p<0,005).

Conclusion: In this study, we found that there is a relation between anticardiolipin levels and acute MI.

Keywords: Young adult MI, anticardolipin

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