Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins in Men after Myocardial Infarction compared with Representative Population Sample
A nonselected series of 229 postmyocardial infarction (MI) patients was studied for up to 2 years following hospitalization. Their lipoprotein patterns, serum cholesterol, and triglyceride values were compared to those of a random population sample of men at comparable ages.
Hyperlipoproteinemia, cholesterol, and triglyceride elevations were more common in MI patients than in men in the random sample, occurring with greatest frequency in the younger patients. There was a trend toward higher mortality among patients with hyperlipoproteinemia. Types II A and B were very common in young patients.
Serum cholesterol values were significantly higher in the youngest patients and serum triglycerides higher than in the controls in age groups ≦ 40, 46-50, and 51-55 years.
- Received February 24, 1972.
- Accepted May 3, 1972.
- © 1972 American Heart Association, Inc.