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Acute Coronary Syndrome In Zanzibar, Tanzania

S Budha


A descriptive study was carried out to determine patients characteristics, prevalence of risk factors, presenting symptom, provisional diagnosis, final diagnosis and outcome of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Thirteen cases were collected between July 2001 to July 2002 and September 2003 to April 2004. Eleven (84.6%) patients were males. Nine (69.2%) patients were of young age group between 30-59 years old. Smoking and family history of ischemic heart disease (IHD) were found in nine (69.2%) and five (38.5%) patients respectively. Seven (53.7%) cases presented with typical cardiac chest pain and were correctly diagnosed as ACS. Ten (76.9%) patients had ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Five patients (38.5%) died before discharge.

Key Words: non ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

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