According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimations, cardiovascular diseases are causing 17.3 million deaths including 7.3 million due to Coronary Heart Diseases (CHD). Myocardial Infarction (MI) and CHD are both expressions of coronary atherosclerosis . Atherosclerosis has a silent disease course that could last several decades . Clinical manifestations are more frequent with aging: 1 to 1.5% for patients under 50 and 5% for those over 70 years old.However, observational data show a global tendency toward an increase in myocardial infarction cases in younger patients less than 65 years old. This present study focused on myocardial infarction cases occurring in young patients with less than 45 years of age and assessed epidemiological, clinical, and follow up data for such patients.
Citation: Millogo GR, Samadoulougou A, Kologo J, Yameogo NV, Sanou B, et al. (2015) Myocardial Infarction in Young Black African in Burkina Faso: Epidemiological and Therapeutic Aspects. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 3:191.