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The objective of the present study is to determine the rate of myocardial infarction among sample patients attending in CCU medical ward in AL-Zahra hospital and to identify factors associated with the myocardial infarction (age, gender, residence, occupation and educational level ), Family history (hypertension…..etc. A case control study conducted in Karbala city / AL-Zahra hospital /medical ward /CCU for cardio pulmonary care unit.. Sampling was (non probability convenient ) the study was included 100 cases and 100 controls.. The study was started from 15th July 2015 to the 20th October 2015. Data was collected by questionnaire to obtain socio- demo graphic information. The result shows that mean age of the subjects was 49.02± 8.3 years, and the 23.5% were Free profession ; about (24.5%) of patient with myocardial infarction were smokers. Analyses of results by (chi-square test ) show that (unemployment, low educational level, Family history for hypertension, overweight, chronic diseases: there is a high significant association between hypertension and myocardial infarction, smoking and lipid profile ) were significant factors associated with myocardial in fraction . Conclusions This study showed the rate of myocardial infraction was 12.5 % among age group (51-60) year, factors that were associated with higher rate of myocardial infraction were unemployment, low educational level, Family history for hypertension, overweight and chronic diseases: there is a high significant association between hypertension and myocardial infarction, smoking and lipid profile.