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LIPID PROFILE OF THE PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH THE COMPLAINT OF CHEST PAIN
1 Osmaniye Devlet Hastanesi Acil Servis  
2 Etlik İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Acil Tıp Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2007; 6: 7-10

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Key Words: Emergency room, chest pain, lipid profile
Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is a frequent cause of emergency department visits. Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for coronary artery diseases. This study was performed to determine the role and prevalence of lipid profile in the acute coronary syndrome in patients with chest pain. 
 

MATERIAL-METHODS: Seventy-one patients admitted to the emergency department due to chest pain were included in the study. Standard laboratory test were applied to the patients for the coronary heart disease. Lipid profiles of all patients were determined. 
 

RESULTS: 57.7% of the patients admitted to the emergency department due to chest pain were diagnosed as acute coronary syndrome. There was no relation between acute coronary syndrome and total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 
 

CONCLUSION: Hyperlipidemia cannot be used as diagnostic method for acute coronary syndromes. But, hyperlipidemia that is an important risk factor for acute coronary syndromes must be questioned in patients admitted to the emergency department due to chest pain. We think that, by educating these people about hyperlipidemia and its treatment, place of hyperlipidemia may move backward in the coronary artery disease risk classification.

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