Association of khat chewing with increased risk of stroke and death in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.

@article{Ali2010AssociationOK,
  title={Association of khat chewing with increased risk of stroke and death in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Waleed Muhsin Ali and Mohammad Zubaid and Ahmed Al-Motarreb and Rajivir Singh and Sulaiman Z. Al-Shereiqi and Abdulah Shehab and Wafa A. Rashed and Norah Q. Al-Sagheer and Abdo H Saleh and Jassim Al Suwaidi},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={974-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and significance of khat chewing in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 29, 2007, through July 29, 2007, 8176 consecutive patients presenting with ACS were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter study from 6 adjacent Middle Eastern countries. RESULTS Of the 8176 study patients, 7242 (88.6%) were non-khat chewers, and 934 (11.4%) were khat chewers, mainly of Yemeni origin. Khat chewers were older (57 vs 56 years… CONTINUE READING
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