Prevalence of Angina Pectoris in Relation to Various Risk Factors
Keywords:Silent angina pectoris, painful angina pectoris, mortality rate, risk factors, prevalence
The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of angina pectoris in relation to various risk factors. One hundred cases of various types of angina pectoris in two hospitals of Narowal had been analyzed to determine the relative occurrence and incidence of angina pectoris, and effects of various risk factors using questionnaire. The analysis showed that silent angina pectoris were more prevalent (79%, n=79/100), and painful angina pectoris were less prevalent (21%, n=21/100). About 56% cases reported; belong to the age class 41-60 years with a higher incidence of silent angina pectoris. Angina pectoris is more prevalent in females (65%) as compared to males (35%). In relation to various risk factors, silent angina pectoris is the most prevalent. The mortality rate in this sample due to angina pectoris is 12%. All these factors contribute to the development of angina pectoris but only one of them may be responsible for its cause. The increasing importance of angina pectoris as a cause of morbidity presents a challenge. Therefore an active effort must be made to confirm or deny diagnosis.