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Sarbandi Farahani N, Rauofi S. Iron levels in coronary heart disease patients without known risk factors. yafte. 2007; 8 (2) :53-59
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-1013-en.html

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Background: Coronary heart disease is a common disease after adolescence. Strong epidemiological evidence is available that iron is an important factor in coronary artery disease. Therefore this study was done to assess the relationship between iron stores and coronary artery disease. Materials and methods: 208 subjects with cardiovascular disease were included in the study. Personal information was collected by a questionnaire, and blood samples were taken to measure HB, HCT, TIBC, ferritin and iron. Results: 110 (52.9%) of participants were female and 98 (47.1%) were male. Average age of participants was 63.5. Average ferritin level in males was 127.41µg/ml and in females was 108.214 µg/ml. Iron level in males was 93.70 µg/ml and 84.71 µg/ml in females. Results showed a significant correlation between age and ferritin and iron levels. Conclusion: The findings indicate that high age is associated with an increase in iron stores. This phenomenon has been linked to several common diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Therefore, our results indicate that high iron level a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
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Received: 2013/01/15

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