:: Volume 4, Issue 2 (5-2015) ::
aumj 2015, 4(2): 124-128 Back to browse issues page
Plasma Homocysteine Level in Chronic Vascular Disease
H. Parsa, S. Shams Nosrati, F. Naderi
Instructor,, Faculty of Nursing, University of Qazvin, Iran , firoozeh.naderi@yahoo.com
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Background: Homocysteine is an small amino acid, containing sulfur that if increased causing various complications, such as cardiovascular diseases are heart. Objective: The relationship between homocysteine and age, sex, underlying disease, cigarette consumption was determined. Materials and Methods: In this cross - sectional study, 94 patients with chronic arterial disease were studied. Data on age, sex, Chronic disease (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia), smoking status were collected from all patients. Information collected by questionnaires were entered into SPSS software And using descriptive and inferential statistics (t-test and chi-square) were analyzed. Results: In this study, 31 (33%) women and 63 (67%) were male with a mean age of 69 years were enrolled. 16% of patients with lower homocysteine levels (<10) and 84 percent have a high homocysteine (>10). The results showed that homocysteine levels in persons with high blood pressure, chronic disease, smoking, male gender and age above 40 years were above 10 and was a significant difference with Control group (p <0.05). Conclusion: Homocysteine levels was Above 10 in patients with hypertension, Chronic disease, smokers, older age and in men.
Keywords: Chronic vascular disease, Homocysteine
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/08/04 | Accepted: 2015/08/04 | Published: 2015/08/04

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