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More heart attack threat for younger persons

PTI Friday, January 23, 2004

Bangalore - Indians were at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease and had an increased
chance of a heart attack at a younger age, a study by a Bangalore-based heart institute said.

According to the findings of a study conducted over a period of three years in which 1,624
patients were assessed, a proportionate increase in patients with heart attacks was found in the
age group 45-55 during the period, Dr Ranganath Nayak, Interventional Cardiologist Wockhardt Heart
Institute, said.

Out of this (1,624 patients), 34 per cent were women and the risk factors were diabetes,
hypertension, high cholesterol, family history and smoking, he told reporters here on Friday.

The study highlights the need for prevention in Indians and also the need to change the "modifiable
risk factors like diabetes and smoking," he said.

"We have come across more incidence of heart disease in Kerala and Gujarat, which may be attributed
to the eating patterns," he said.

The Institute also conducted a study on the new advancement of patients undergoing angioplasty with
drug eluting stent and found that "out of the 301 patients who have undergone the procedure with the
stent, less than 1 per cent had recurrence of block," Nayak said.

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> Visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine web site for excellent food
> recommendations:
>
> http://www.pcrm.org
>
> More heart attack threat for younger persons
>
> PTI Friday, January 23, 2004
>
> Bangalore - Indians were at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease

the hindus are fast becoming endangered specie, and are getting displaced from their hearths due to
mommedan ever increasing encroachment. just look at indian boundary states, specially near
bangladesh border. they better not succumb to an attack from within.