Triglyceride/Glucose Index in Young Myocardial Infarction Patients


  • Esra Polat Dr Ersin Arslan Education and Research Hospital



Young, myocardial infarction, STEMI, NSTEMI, triglyceride/glucose index


Aim: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality. Although MI is less common in young patients than in elderly patients, the mechanism of occurrence and risk factors are relatively different compared to elderly patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between young MI and Triglyceride/Glucose index (TyG), an easily calculated index used to predict insulin resistance.

Material and Method: A total of 130 patients, 65 of whom had acute MI under the age of 40 years and 65 of whom were controls, were included in the study. Clinical status, angiography results, comorbidities, hematologic and biochemical markers and TyG index were compared retrospectively.

Results: Glucose (p=0.001) and white blood cell  (WBC) count (p<0.001) were higher, while high density lipoprotein (HDL) (p<0.001), albumin (p=0.006) and hemoglobin (p=0.005) were lower in the young MI group compared to the control group. There was no statistically significant difference in TyG between the young MI group and the control group.

Conclusion: In this study, although no association between TyG and young MI patients could be demonstrated, its use in elderly MI patients is beneficial as a result of previous studies in the literature.


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Polat, E. (2023). Triglyceride/Glucose Index in Young Myocardial Infarction Patients. Chronicles of Precision Medical Researchers, 4(3), 418–422.