Frequency of factor V Leiden mutation in Egyptian cases with myocardial infarction.

@article{Settin2008FrequencyOF,
  title={Frequency of factor V Leiden mutation in Egyptian cases with myocardial infarction.},
  author={Ahmad Abdulsalam Settin and Moataz Dowaidar and Rizk El-baz and Ayman Abd-Al-Samad and Ibrahim El Tantawy El-Sayed and Mahmoud Seif el Nasr},
  journal={Hematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          170-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is death or necrosis of myocardial cells due to lack of blood supply. One of the causes may be thrombosis resulting from inherited resistance to activated protein C caused by the factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation. OBJECTIVES To check for the presence of FVL mutation among Egyptian cases with MI compared to normal population controls. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study is a form of a prospective controlled study including 44 MI cases with an age ranging… CONTINUE READING