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Lipid profile is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool for abnormalities in lipids such as cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL&LDL.
The results of these tests can identify certain genetic diseases and determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease.
The aim of this study is to monitor lipid profile in patients with acute myocardial infarction at King Hussein medical.
Serum lipids were estimated in 30 patients with acute myocardial infarction during acute phase (day 1, 2, 3), predischarge and after three months. Serum triglycerides, total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-cholesterol (LDLc) showed no significant change during the hospital stay and three months follow up. HDL-cholesterol (HDLc), however, started falling from day 2 onwards with statistically significant reduction at pre-discharge and remained so at 3 months. The ratios of TC/HDLc and LDLc/HDLc showed significant increase on predischarge day as compared to day 1.
Serum triglycerides also showed an increasing trend after myocardial infarction with a significant increase on day 3 and predischarge as compared to day 1. It is concluded that the optimum

Keywords
Lipids
Cholesterol
triglycerides
Myocardial infarction
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