American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Case-Control Study of Effect of Opium Addiction on Myocardial Infarction

Behzad Azimzade-Sarwar, Gholamreza Yousefzade and Shahin Narooey

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1134.1135

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 7

Pages 1134-1135


Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) and Myocardial Infarction (MI) are one of the most important disease which cause mortality and morbidity. Opioid peptides and exogenous opioid such as morphine are known to exert an important cardiovascular effect. To study effect of opium addiction to incidence of MI. A Case-Control study was designed in Kerman university. 150 patients with MI was admitted to CCU and 150 matched patients admitted in surgical wards evaluate from cardiovascular risk factor and opium addiction. Analysis of data suggested no difference between two groups (P>0.05). But smoking OR = 2.45, hypertension OR = 2.65, Diabetes mellitus OR = 1.82 and Hypercholesterolemia OR = 3.16 were a risk factor for MI. Effect of opium in IHD has controversial. But recent of study defined that opioid peptides have a cardioprotective effect. Many exact and longitudinal studies should design for this purpose.


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