Serum Phosphorus level: A marker of myocardial infarction.

Neha Sheth, H.B Sirajwala


Introduction: The serum phosphorus level is recently considered as one of the foretelling markers for the severity of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate whether the serum phosphorus level in myocardial infarction patients with normal kidney function against healthy individuals could act as a possible marker for identification of vulnerability in cardiovascular diseases.

Method: This is observational case control study of 70 controls and 70 patients who were admitted in ICCU of S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda. Routine parameters, serum Phosphorus & lipid profile, CKMB levels were performed.

Result: Serum Phosphorus, S. HDL and S. LDL showing significant correlation (p-value <0.0001). The study correlates well with the increase in Serum Phosphorus level with decrease in S.HDL and increase in S.LDL.

Conclusion: Serum phosphorus level might be used as similar to lipid profile and/or other risk factors alteration. The serum phosphorus level is recently being considered as one of the foretelling markers for the severity of cardiovascular diseases because of its role in vascular calcification and oxidative stress.


Serum Phosphorus, HDL, LDL, Myocardial infarction

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