International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2012, 3(1): 08-11

Research Article

 A Study of Dermatoglyphic Patterns in Myocardial Infarction

Rekha P, Senthil Kumar S.

Department of Anatomy, Sri Ramachandra Medical college and Research Institute,

Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai-600 116, Tamil Nadu, India.

 Key Words: dermatoglyphic patterns, genetic susceptibility, fingerprints & myocardial infarction.

Abbreviations Used: MI - Myocardial Infarction.

 Abstract: Coronary Artery Disease is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. The knowledge of major risk factors and its relation with genetic susceptibility serves as a screening tool in prevention of Myocardial Infarction. Fingerprint patterns of both hands were observed among 75 Myocardial Infarcted subjects and equal number of healthy subjects. This study showed that tented arch pattern in index fingers of both the hands has been well observed in Myocardial Infarcted subjects thus serving as an indicator of genetic susceptibility in the incidence of Myocardial Infarction.