TRENDS OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS (FRAMINGHAM RISK SCORE) IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Background: Cardiovascular patients worldwide are becoming elder with larger number of cardiovascular risk factors (CRF). The Framingham risk score (FRS) comprises major CRFs and is commonly used is risk stratification for cardiovascular events. Objectives: To investigate temporal trends in prevalence of CRFs among contemporary acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients throughout a decade. Methods: AMI patients hospitalized in a tertiary medical center, through 2002-2012, were studied. The documented baseline characteristics and CRF included: age, sex, ethnicity, type of AMI (STEMI vs. NSTEMI), chronic ischemic heart disease (CIHD), diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity and smoking as well as blood lipid profile. Personal FRS was calculated for each patient. Results: a total of 17,780 admissions with AMI were included (mean age 67.8±14.1, 66.6 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017