International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART A
Impact of homocysteine and calcium score levels on the risk assessment of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) undergone patients
Author(s): Dhanya Radhakrishnan and Anooja Thomas K
A clinical study in Andhrapradesh reported PTCA in 48.25 per cent. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of C-reactive protein and calcium score levels in the risk assessment of percutaneous transluminal coronary patients. Four hundred cardiovascular patients irrespective of sex were randomly selected from Visakhapatnam district Andhrapradesh. Information on economic background, anthropometric measurements, diet history, life style habit and medical history of the subjects were collected using an interview schedule. All the subjects were screened to know they are on medical management or on surgical management. Data collected were consolidated and tabulated. Among the four hundred subjects 220 subjects were found to undergo PTCA. From this group a sub sample of 50 patients were selected and analysed for their lipid profile, C-reactive protein, serum albumin, homocystiene and calcium score levels before and after PTCA. Statistical analysis was done and interpreted. Eventhough a wide variety of biomarkers were available for assessing the risk of coronary artery disease subjects, C-reactive protein and calcium score levels were found to be the most significant biomarkers to predict the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The present study identified these two parameters as the most predictive biomarkers among the usual clinical investigations conducted for the clinicians to predict the severeness of the cardiovascular disease and to correct the scenario with PTCA.
How to cite this article:
Dhanya Radhakrishnan and Anooja Thomas K. Impact of homocysteine and calcium score levels on the risk assessment of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) undergone patients. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(3): 29-32.