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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2015 pp 521-523
Young myocardial infarction: Secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency
Shital Rathod1, Asef Sayyed2, Jayesh Mahale3, Vijay Gaikwad4
1,2Assistant Professor, 3Resident, 4Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, Dr. S.C. Govt. Medical College Nanded, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Myocardial infarction is a major consequence of coronary artery disease. Apart from traditional risk factors of myocardial infarction, the patient with severe vitamin B12 deficiency is at an increased risk for premature coronary artery disease. However necropsy studies has demonstrated premature CAD in vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Hyperhoomocysteninemia. Here we report a case with serve vitamin B12 deficiency presenting with AMI with mildly elevated homocysteine level. Implying Plasma vitamin B12 level should considered in the evaluation of young people with MI, especially those without conventional risk factors.