Prevalence of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a marker of residual cardiovascular risk among acute coronary syndrome patients from Oman

Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Kadhim Sulaiman, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis

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Abstract

Objective: To estimate the prevalence as well as predictors of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels among acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in Oman. Methods: Data were analyzed from the records of 1583 consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of ACS as part of the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE). A low HDL-C was considered as 2 mg/dL), triglycerides, and body mass index (BMI) were positive predictors of low HDL-C. However, male gender, total cholesterol, and heart failure (Killip class score ≥3) were negative predictors of low HDL-C. Conclusions: Omani ACS patients have a high prevalence of low HDL-C. Renal impairment, triglycerides, and BMI were positive predictors of low HDL-C. The clinical relevance of a low HDL-C abnormality needs to be evaluated in light of the study's limitations (e.g., cross sectional study design as well as the effects of the acute phase reaction and treatment).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-885
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • High density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • Low density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • Oman
  • Triglycerides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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