Hamad M S Al Ali, H Rashdan.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Changes in Jordanian Patients of Chronic Heart Diseases.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak Jan ;10(10):371-4.

In our search to identify a criteria for evaluating people at high risk of chronic heart diseases (CHD), the lipid profiles of 674 cases including patients with Coronary Arterial Diseases (CAD) and normal healthy subjects were investigated at two major army hospitals in Jordan to determine the changes in total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TRG), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) and TC: HDL ratio that varies with age and sex due to association with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). The age span of MI and CHD patients was 20-75 years. As expected, TC: HDL ratio was higher in the patient group than healthy group whereas the HDLC was lower. Moreover, TC: HDL ratio in MI male was higher than female patients in our study. We found that the TC: HDL ratio is an effective indicator of this risk. The effect of disturbances of lipids and lipoproteins on the development of MI and CAD patients may also depend on the presence of other non-lipid risk factors

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