Frequency of low levels of High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

  • Muhammad Niaz Khan NICVD Karachil.
  • Tahir Ullah Khan Jinnah Hospital Lahore.
  • Siraj Ud Din Civil Hospital Quetta.
Keywords: Acute Coronary Syndrome, High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol


To find out frequency of low HDL-C levels in patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome. Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. Setting: Department of cardiology Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar. Period: 04/04/2016 to 04/10/2016. Material & Methods: By applying WHO formula for sample size calculation and 95% confidence interval, a total of 154 Patients admitted to coronary care unit (CCU) of Khyber Teaching Hospital with acute coronary syndrome were selected. Anticipated portion of low HDL in ACS was 73.3 % and absolute precision of about 7%. Results: In this study, mean age was 55.720 ± 8.901 years. About 38% patients were of female gender while 62% patients were male. About 20 % patients had UA, 9% patients had NSTEMI, and 71% patients had STEMI.  Patients with low high density lipoproteins constituted about 48% of the total patients admitted with ACS. Conclusion: Our study concluded that significant number (48%) of patients with ACS had low HDL levels.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Niaz Khan, NICVD Karachil.

MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology)

Senior Resident

Department of Cardiology


Tahir Ullah Khan, Jinnah Hospital Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)

Senior Registrar

Department of Medical Unit-II


Siraj Ud Din, Civil Hospital Quetta.

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)

Consultant Physician