Erum Afaq.
Comparison of Mean Lipid Profile in Calcific Aortic Stenosis Cases and Controls.
J Islamabad Med Dent Coll Jan ;6(3):140-3.

Objective: This study was aimed to compare the mean lipid profile in calcific aortic stenosis patients and control group. Patients and Methods: Total 202 individuals, 101 cases and 101 controls visiting National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and various tertiary care hospitals of Karachi from January 2012 to December 2012 were included in this study. Calcific AS patients having the age of ≥60 years fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected from echocardiography department and OPD from NICVD. Age and gender match controls were selected from OPD. Lipid profile was done in DDRRL, Ojha Campus. Lipid profile estimates were carried out on HITACHI 902 analyzer using photometry technique. Results: Nonparametric Mann-Whitney test showed increase level of Triglyceride in calcific AS patients. Conclusion: Calcific AS patients showed altered lipid profile as compare to control group so dyslipidemia may be involved in its pathogenesis.

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