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