Background: We described lifestyle changes one year after acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
among patients in Arabian Gulf countries.
Methodology: Data of patients admitted to 29 hospitals in 4 countries with the diagnosis of ACS were
analysed from Gulf citizens with ACS events (Gulf COAST) registry. A total of 3565 ACS patients recruited
in the Gulf COAST registry had a one-year follow up available. There was a significant correlation
between return to work and the age of patient (p < .001). At one-year post ACS, the majority were performing
their usual activities (93%), but only 39% were exercising. Smoking cessation was successful in
60% of patients and most non-quitters tried or considered quitting (18 and 21% of the total population of
smokers, respectively). Sexual activity was reported from 2290 male patients at one-year follow up. The
majority reported performing sexual activity (66%) with no fear of sexual intercourse (57%).
Results and Conclusion: At one year after an ACS, the majority of our patients returned to their work,
sexual activity and other usual activity. Clearly, improvement is needed when it comes to smoking cessation