Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Intermediate Coronary Syndrome (ICS)

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In recent studies it was shown that blood co-agulation and inflammation markers are raising at high geomagnetic activity; acute myocardial infarction and all his subtypes, mostly related to atheromatous plaque disruption with higher Cosmic Ray (Neutron) activity. The aim of this study was to explore AMI and ICS differences by concomitant physical conditions, accompany-ing each of these acute coronary syndromes. The data was a part of MONICA international study in Kaunas, Lithuania in years 2000-2005 (72 consecutive months). 4633 patients with AMI (2461 men) and 961 with ICS (654 men), (age up to 65) were studied. For comparison four indices of Solar (SA), three of Geomagnetic (GMA), Cosmic Ray (CRA) measured by Neutron activity imp/min. were used. Cosmophysical data were from space science institutions in the USA and Russia. Pearson correlation coefficients and their probabilities were obtained.Monthly num-ber of AMI and ICS shows different links with the physical parameters: AMI were significantly in-verse related to SA (r=-0.4, p=0.0021) and direct to CRA (Neutron) activity (r=0.23, p=0.048). ICS was not correlated with these two parameters, but show significant links to GMA (r=0.25, p=0.037). Gender differences were evident, men more close related to changes in the mentioned physical parameters.Conclusion: 1. Monthly nu- mber of AMI and ICS is different related to fluc-tuations of environmental physical parameters. 2. The described connections can affect differ-ences in the pathogenesis of these forms of Acute Coronary Insufficiency.

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Stoupel, E. , Tamoshiunas, A. , Radishauskas, R. , Bernotiene, G. , Abramson, E. , Sulkes, J. and Israelevich, P. (2010) Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Intermediate Coronary Syndrome (ICS). Health, 2, 131-136. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.22020.

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