Published on:2nd Sept, 2014
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2014; 5(3):40-43
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2014.3.10

    Homocysteine: Often neglected but common culprit of coronary heart diseases

    Authors:

    Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar1*, Parag Himmatrao Bawaakar2, Pramodini Himatrao Bawaskar1

    1Department of Medicine, Bawaskar Hospital and Research Center, Mahad, Raigad, Maharashtra, India,

    2Department of Medicine, BYL NAIR Hospital and Topiwal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Abstract:

    Hyperhomocysteimia is an independent risk factors for ischemic heart disease and stroke. We report in absent risk factors the clinical correlation between severe acute coronary syndrome and hyperhomocysteinemia. We report in absent risk factors the clinical correlation severe acute coronary syndrome and hyperhomocysteinemia A 38 years old non-smoker, non-diabetes, normotensive and strict vegetarian with positive family history of ischemic heart diseases had acute myocardial infarction with raised serum homocysteine level.

    Key words: Acute myocardial infarction, family history of ischemic heart disease, homocysteinee

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