Estimation of Fibrinogen Level among Sudanese Patients with Myocardial Infraction
Myocardial infraction (AMI) is an irreversible myocardial injury and necrosis caused by serious and long-term ischemia. It is generally seen in middle aged men with high risk factors for coronary artery disease. Only 4% of patients with AMI are under 40 years of age. This was a cross sectional study conducted at AL SHAB hospital, Khartoum, Sudan, aimed to estimate the fibrinogen level among Sudanese patients with myocardial infraction. 50 patients attending Alshab Hospital and diagnosed with MI used as a case group and 50 apparently healthy individuals with no history of MI were selected as control group. 1.8 ml of blood samples has been collected in sodium citrate anticoagulant container for measurement of fibrinogen level by clauss method in coagulometer device. It is clearly significant increase in fibrinogen level in myocardial infraction patient (p.value 0.000). In addition, the prothrombin time and gender were insignificantly differences in (AMI) patients. In the other hand, age and smoking significantly increased as risk factor in myocardial infraction. This study concluded that fibrinogen level was significantly increased in Sudanese patients with myocardial infraction.
Keywords: Myochardial Infraction, Fibrinogen, Prothrombin Time, Coagulometer
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