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The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of different risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Patients who were admitted for angioplasty. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 333 patients who were admitted with diagnosis as a CAD and candidates for angioplasty in Imam Khomeini hospital, Ahvaz city, Iran 2011. The prevalence of different risk factors was determined using descriptive statistics. Results: The prevalence of CAD risk factors in overall subjects were: 1) 45.3% hypertension (considering >140/90 mmHg); 2) 34.5% high cholesterol (>240 mg/dl); 3) 27.6% diabetic mellitus (>126 mg/dL); 4) family history of heart disease: 20.7%; 5) smokers: 19.9%. Conclusion: This data have shown the prevalence of IHD (Ischemic Heart Disease) risk factors specially about hypertension in patients with IHD was high, so could require urgent decision making to national control program of non-communicable diseases in Iran.
become a professional nurse requires that nurses learn to think in a right way.
Thinker nurses strive to be clear, accurate, logical, complete, precise and
faire in their practice and manner. In other words, a thinker nurse is a
philosopher who has the ability of reasoning, critical and reflective thinking.
In many investigations, the role of critical or reflective thinking is
explored, but in this review article, we are trying to introduce a
comprehensive concept that involves all these elements of thinking skills. It