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Question Most common MI and Stroke Risk Factor?

patient with history of HTN, Smoking, DM, Obese, Hypercholesterolemia

Now having myocardial infarction

What most common risk factor affecting patient

A - Smoking
B - HTN
C - DM
D - OBESITY
E - Hypercholesterolemia

CASE NUMBER 2 ( SAME STORY BUT ANOTHER PATIENT HAVING STROKE)

these concept high yield for exam they present you a patient have all these diseases then ask what risk factor mostly affect the patient .

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I think it is obesity which is the most common risk factor and its reduction decreases the complications of the disease.If someone disagree please explain?
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mc risk factor for CAD is HT then DM then hyperlipidemia then smoking
mc risk factor for stroke is the same as for MI
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mc risk factor for CAD is HT then DM then hyperlipidemia then smoking
mc risk factor for stroke is the same as for MI
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If you have to pick only one commonest risk factor, hypertension!
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If the question asks.."Controlling which one of these factors will halt the disease progression most "???
will it still be HTN??
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Most common for BOTH: HTN

Most dangerous for MI: DM
Most Dangerous for Stroke: HTN
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If the question asks.."Controlling which one of these factors will halt the disease progression most "???
will it still be HTN??



The answer would be smoking cessation as is said in Master the boards
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this is really confusing but its extremely important you will face these concept in q bank and even high yield for exam


i have not yet exact answer for this
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From my UW/Kaplan notes:

- How to decrease HTN? cut down on ALCOHOL, Na intake, lose weight, and exercise.
- How to most strongly decrease the cardiovascular/CAD risk in those with HTN? quit SMOKING.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of stroke? control HTN.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of abdominal aneurysm formation? control atherosclerosis.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of aortic dissection? control HTN.
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From my UW/Kaplan notes:

- How to decrease HTN? cut down on ALCOHOL, Na intake, lose weight, and exercise.
- How to most strongly decrease the cardiovascular/CAD risk in those with HTN? quit SMOKING.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of stroke? control HTN.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of abdominal aneurysm formation? control atherosclerosis.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of aortic dissection? control HTN.




Haisook you are the man ...... amazing explanation
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i wil go with hypertension
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From my UW/Kaplan notes:

- How to decrease HTN? cut down on ALCOHOL, Na intake, lose weight, and exercise.
- How to most strongly decrease the cardiovascular/CAD risk in those with HTN? quit SMOKING.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of stroke? control HTN.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of abdominal aneurysm formation? control atherosclerosis.
- How to most strongly decrease the risk of aortic dissection? control HTN.
It's also important to note that smoking cessation does not have a significant effect on blood pressure. Both Kaplan and UW had a question on this.
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What about dm effect on myocardial infarction ?

What most common risk factor lead to mi?

Smoking or dm
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What about dm effect on myocardial infarction ?

What most common risk factor lead to mi?

Smoking or dm
- How to most strongly decrease the cardiovascular/CAD risk in those with HTN? quit SMOKING.

MI is a coronary artery disease.
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yes Haisook i know (MI =IHD) but i confused because i remember same question in kaplan q bank or UW and the answer was DM

DM ACCELERATE ATHEROSCLEROSIS but i cant remember question exactly ,DO YOU ?
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