Alaa Mnsoor Mohsina¹*, Abdulameer Aboodib², Ahmed Alifakhirc³, Hassan Abdulrudha Alnafakhd², Hussein A.F. Nafakhi
2Department of Radiology/ Medical College/Kufa University
3Department of Clinical pharmacy/Ministry of Health
4Department of Internal Medicine/Medical College/Kufa University
A family history of premature coronary artery disease is an independent and established risk factor for CAD. A total sample of 657 Iraqi patients with coronary artery disease who submitted to routine coronary angiography in our cardiology center, only 72 patients with a positive family history of premature coronary disease were enrolled in this study. Hypertension and left anterior descending artery occlusive disease were more prevalent in 64% of patients with a positive family history of premature CAD (64 %). When comparison had been made between male and female with a positive family history of premature CAD. Smoking and single vessel disease were more frequently encountered in male patients (p value =0.001 and 0.05 respectively). In conclusion and recommendations: screening of first degree relatives of patients with a positive family history of premature CAD and intensive management of other cardiac risk factors particularly hypertension and smoking are required.
Keywords: Coronary angiography; premature coronary disease; Hypertension