Age-related differences in risk profile among Bangladeshi adults suffering from stable angina


  • Solaiman Mia Department of Cardiology, Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Habiganj, Bangladesh
  • Goutam Kumar Acherjya Department of Medicine, Upazila Health Complex, Bagharpara, Jashore, Bangladesh
  • Paritosh Kumar Ghosh Department of Cardiology, Kushtia Medical College, Kushtia, Bangladesh
  • Mahfuzur Rahman Department of Cardiology, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, Bangladesh
  • Quazi S. Islam Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh



Diabetes, Ischemic heart disease, Age groups, District-level, Bangladesh


Background: We aimed to find out the age-related differences in risk profile among Bangladeshi adults suffering from stable angina.

Methods: An observational study was conducted in three different districts in Bangladesh (Feni, Noakhali and Chandpur) through the medical camps during the period from 1st February 2018 to 31st July 2018. Data of 764 stable angina patients was analysed.

Results: The male to female ratio in both groups was 4:1. The mean age of the study population in younger group was 34.0±5.2 years and in older group 57.0±6.3 years. Smokers were more in younger group (70.0% vs. 46.0%; p=0.032). Hypertension was less in the younger group (38.0% vs. 58.0%) (p=0.045). Presence of diabetes was higher in the older age group (34.0% vs. 4.0%) (p=0.001). The total cholesterol was higher in older group (182.9±33.1) vs. (171.1±24.8 mg/dl) (p=0.047). 68% of patients of older group and 38% of younger group had stenosis in left anterior descending artery (p=0.003). The involvement of left circumflex and right coronary artery in older age group were higher (56% and 66% respectively) than those in younger group (36% and 40% respectively) (p=0.045 and p=0.009). Patients had multiple risk factors like hypertension, family history of cardiovascular disease, smoking and ischemic heart disease (IHD).

Conclusions: This study found that the incidence of IHD is very among the district-level diabetic patients of Bangladesh and this incidence increases with the rise of age.


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