SHORT TERM PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF SERUM FERRITIN ON ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Background: Globally, coronary artery disease is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Elevated serum ferritin has been suggested to be associated with coronary artery disease especially myocardial infarction but the evidence remains tenuous, especially with regard to prognosis.
Methods: 50 patients of STEMI and 50 patients of NSTEMI were included in the study.A control group of 50 healthy persons was taken for comparision. Baseline characteristics, LV ejection fraction, Killip functional class and outcomes were compared across tertiles of serum ferritin.
Results: There was a significant correlation between serum ferritin and LV ejection fraction (p=0.01),Killip class(p=0.03) and mortality(p=0.03).
Conclusion: Raised serum ferritin is associated with worse outcome following myocardial infarction.
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