Author(s): Pibini Paul, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Mukkadan J K *
The study was undertaken to identify the clinical profile of ischemic heart disease in women who are recently diagnosed, to identify the influence of well defined risk factors of ischemic heart diseases in women with ischemic heart diseases and to identify if there are any risk factors specific to women with ischemic heart diseases. The present study was descriptive study. The participants were 100 women admitted at our hospital with signs and symptoms suggestive of ischemic heart diseases. After obtaining a detailed history and clinical examination the patients were subjected to relevant investigations. The complete data was collected and subjected to statistical analysis. The major findings are maximum incidence of ischemic heart disease occurred in the age group of 51-60 years, 82 patients presented with acute MI, 13 patients with unstable angina and 5 patients with stable angina, most of which were observed in post menopausal women. From the above findings, it can be concluded that chest pain was the most common symptom of presentation and left ventricular failure was the most common complication. We recommend further detailed multi centre study with higher sample size in this area to generalize the results.