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A Prospective Study on Risk Factors of Hyperlipidemia in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Palakkad

International Journal of Novel Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences`,2018,8,3,68-71.
Published:June 2018
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Mohammed Shameem1, Krishna Thulasi. J1, Naveen James1, Sachin P.S1, Kiran2

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Grace College of Pharmacy, Kodunthirapully Palakkad, Kerala, 678004, India.

2Department of Surgery, Karuna Medical College Hospital, Chittur, Vilayodi, Palakkad, Kerala, 678004, India.


Clustering of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors constitutes a major public health challenge. The aim of the study was to monitor the risk factors of hyperlipidemia among the study population. A Prospective observational study, conducted in Karuna Medical College Vilayodi, Chittur –Palakkad, a 500 bedded multi specialty tertiary care teaching hospital located in rural India. The duration of this study was 6 months from November 2016 to April 2017. The maximum numbers of patients affected hyperlipidemia are from the age group of 61 – 70 years (53.5%), followed by the age group 51 – 60 years (27.7%), and the age group 41 – 50 years (15.8%). Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of death. Hyperlipidemia has high mortality and morbidly because it is the major risk factor for developing stroke and cardiovascular disorders.

Age distribution