A Prospective Study of Lipid Profile and BMI as Risk Factors in MI in Young[<40 Yrs] In Rural Background

Lipid Profile and BMI as Risk Factors in MI

  • Yadavendra C Reddy Department of Medicine, Government Medical College Nalgonda, Telangana, India
Keywords: Body mass index, dyslipidaemia, high density lipoproteins, low density lipoproteins, Myocardial infarction


Background: In recent years cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide in both male and female is accepted. The urbanisation has made its impact on the rising incidence of MI in India. One should not overlook however that MI in rural areas has doubled as well. This study is aimed at studying the Dyslipidaemia   and Body mass index as risk factors in MI in young in rural background.Subjects and Methods:This prospective   observational study was done in General Medicine Department at SVS hospital during July 2007 to July 2009.Out of 100 patients admitted with MI 20 selected and studied based on inclusion and exclusion criteria.Results:The study showed patients with high LDL>100mg/dl and low HDL<35mg/dl were prone for MI than other individuals. Furthur it was shown that patients with BMI>30 had increased risk for MI than otherwise. It was also observed that female preponderance was more compared to males.Conclusion: The study shows that dyslipidaemia and abnormal BMI do contribute to MI in young in rural background.