Anthropometric and bioclinical parameters in patients of coronary artery disease

D. Venugopal, K. Vishesh, K. V. Shyamala

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The economic burden of CAD on any country is tremendous. It is expected that the rate of CAD will accelerate in the next decade. The obstructive impairment and number of vessels affected can interfere with the therapeutic strategy. Selective coronary angiography is the clinical diagnostic test for evaluating the coronary anatomy. Therefore, we can presume that if anthropometric values and biochemical parameters are predictive of the degree of anatomical impairment on coronary angiography, it will potentially be able to influence the decision of a strategy on invasive investigation in patients with ACS. Our project is hence an Endeavour to study the anthropometric and bioclinical profile of the patients with coronary artery disease and assessing them in relation to their angiographic severity. Methods: 100 Patients with established CAD were divided into 4 groups based on the angiography &clinical severity. Body mass index (B.M.I.), Waist circumference& Waist - hip ratio, HBA1c, urine albumin and ankle brachial ratio was noted. Data collected was then analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). P value of less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Result: There was no statistical significance when different types of coronary angiographic findings were compared with anthropometric and bioclinical parameters. 80% of the coronary artery disease patients were having multiple risk factors. Nobody was exempted from risk factor. Conclusion: Clinicians should look for possible risk factors in a given patient and manage them aggressively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4670-4678
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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