Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)
The most prevalent symptoms of coronary artery disease and its association with crucial hospitalization time in tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Husan Pal, Dr. Kiranjit
Abstract: Introduction: Ischemic heart disease is a common problem faced by people worldwide. Its incidence generally increases with advancing age. The most common cause of myocardial ischemia is atherosclerotic disease of an epicardial coronary artery (or arteries) sufficient to cause a regional reduction in myocardial blood flow and inadequate perfusion of the myocardium supplied by the involved coronary artery. This study highlights the most prevalent symptoms of coronary artery disease and to establish its association with the crucial hospitalization time in a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: An observational crossectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Patiala, Punjab. During this 3 year study, a total of 200 patients enrolled. After establishing the diagnosis, complete history of patients were obtained and recorded in a pretested proforma. The results were analysed using SPSS software and chi square test was applied. Conclusion: According to the above study it can be concluded that chest pain and sweating are the most common presenting symptoms and most of the people get admitted within 24 hours of presentation of first symptom.