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Opium use frequency in cardiovascular patients, five years after CABG
Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9880

Opium use frequency in cardiovascular patients, five years after CABG


15th World Cardiac Surgery & Angiology Conference

December 08-09, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Tolou Hasandokht, Arsalan Salari and Heidar Dadkhah

Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Cardiolog

Abstract :

Many Iranian patients believe that opium has preventive and treatment effect on hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Opium consumption was prevalent as 5.2% in Iranian patients with cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to assess the frequency of new opium usage after coronary artery bypass (CABG) in patients undergoing CABG five years ago. All live patients undergoing CABG in 2010 in a teaching hospital of northern part of Iran were invited to study. Demographic data, medical history and frequency of opium usage were collected. Finally 196 patient with mean age of 62.8 (8.3) year old were recruited in the study. More than 65% and 75 were men and live urban area, respectively. The prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia were 43%, 52% and 32% respectively. New opium user and current smoker were reported in 10% and 26% of the study population. Itâ??s seems that the misperception of opium treatment effect was an important social and medical condition.

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