Volume 9, Issue 1 (spring 2005)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2005, 9(1): 18-22 | Back to browse issues page

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Nobahar M, Vafaei A. Comparison of classic symptoms in acute coronary syndromes among young and old patients. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2005; 9 (1) :18-22
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-47-en.html
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Abstract Background: Previous studies indicated that classic symptom of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are probably different between young and old patients. Objective: To investigate the symptom predictors of ACS and comparison of those in young and old patients. Method: This research was a cross-sectional descriptive study on 570 patients hospitalized in coronary care unit during one year in Semnan Fatemiah hospital. Using a checklist including demographic profiles, history, and symptoms, the data were collected, sorted and further analyzed statically. Findings: Diaphoresis and Pain (presence, distribution pattern and the type) were more common in young patients rather than old ones (P<0.05). Statistical analyses revealed that the pain, diaphoresis, nausea and vomiting were more prevalent in acute myocardial infarction compared with unstable angina (P<0.05). Conclusion: Typical symptoms of ACS in young patients showed a higher predictive value comparing to those in old patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ENT

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