The Clinical Profile and Prognostic factors of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Young – YSSI Study
Introduction: Of particular concern to India is not only the high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but also the effects of these diseases on the productive workforce, aged 35–65 years. Coronary artery disease in Indians occur 5 to 10 years earlier than in other populations around the world.
Objectives: To analyze the clinical profile and prognostic factors in young patients (less than 45 years) in the South Indian population, who are admitted to the wards of Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, India with first Myocardial Infarction.
Observations: The study population consisted of 100 young patients (age <45) with STEMI. The majority of the patients are in the age group 40-44 [48%] and 35-39 [39%]. The youngest patient was a 24 year old male. The average age of the patients was 38.6 ±4.2. Out of the 100 patients all had chest pain [100%]. Ninety seven patients were males and 3 patients were females. Out of 100 patients 94 patients survived and 6 died.