India may top coronary disease cases by 2020 By Sanjeev Ahuja, in Gurgaon The Pioneer Friday, January 17, 2003 The prevalence of Ischaemic heart diseases amongst Indians is very high and ranges between 7 to 12 per cent amongst adults in urban areas. By year 2020, India will have more patients affected by heart attacks and angina than any other country in the world. Heart attacks and angina among Indians occur early, relatively at a young age, and is more severe and extensive, disclosed the leading cardiologist from DLF City Gurgaon, Col B Kalra. A risk factor is a condition that increases the chances of getting heart attack or angina. The well-established traditional risk factors only partly explain the high prevalence and deaths due to heart diseases in India. It is now known that a combination of new and old risk factors make Indians prone to heart attacks. Beside cholesterol the other risk factors are Homocysteine Lipoprotein, Fibrinogen, small dense Lipoprotein and some infections, explained Dr Kalra. Recent research and studies have shown that elevated levels of Homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. About one third of coronary heart patients have elevated level of Homocysteine. Read the complete news at: http://www.dailypioneer.com News Plus http://www.mantra.com/newsplus Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 19 Jyeshtth 5104, Wednesday, June 18, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Krishna Pakshe Buddh Vasara Yuktayam Dhanishtth Nakshatr Vishakumbh Yog Taitil-Gar Karan Panchami-Shasthi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.