A study of quantitative analysis of dermatoglyphic in Coronary Artery Disease patients.

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Introduction: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most important cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. The dermatoglyphic pattern in patients with CAD is an interesting matter and little information is available about this relationship. Present study was planned to investigate the relation between the dermatoglyphicpattern as indication of genetic susceptibility in the incidence of CAD. Methods: The present study was carried out in the department of Anatomy P.D.U. Medical collegeRajkot, Gujrat. It includes 100 patients (80 males and 20 females) of CAD and 100 normal healthy individual were included as controls. The Palmar Prints of the patients and the controls were taken on the Map Litho White paper by ink method. Results: In CAD case, maximum percentage of TFRC is seen in class interval of 151-175 (28%) , maximum percentage of AFRC is seen in class interval of 151-175 (18.0%). In CAD males, maximum percentage of atd angle is seen between 36-40 (42.5%) and in CAD females, maximum percentage of atd angle is seen between 41-45 (33.3%). Conclusion: There is increase in the mean value of TFRC and AFRC in CAD and in both sexes. No significant differences in the mean value of ab ridge count in CAD in either sexes.



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