Category Archives: Cardiovascular

Alarmingly High Prevalence of Hypertension and Pre-Hypertension in North India-Results from a Large Cross-Sectional STEPS Survey

In 2012, NCDs were responsible for around 38 million deaths per year, accounting for 68% of all deaths worldwide and 52% of all premature deaths. Over three quarters of those premature deaths were caused by cardiovascular diseases…

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Landmark Trial in Tamil Nadu Reduces Mortality Due to Heart Attack – TN STEMI Program Shows the Way Forward for a National Heart Attack Program

India is a large country with a very high burden of non-communicable disease, particularly cardiovascular diseases. It is estimated that there are over 60 million patients with heart disease in India with…

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Leptin Concentration and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cardiovascular disease, especially coronary heart disease and stroke, remains the leading cause of death and has become the most prominent health problem in developed and developing countries. In recent decades, exploring risk factors for…

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Plaque Characteristics in Coronary Artery Disease Patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

In addition to diabetes mellitus, which is established as one of the most significant risk factors of coronary artery disease, prediabetic conditions such as impaired glucose tolerance have been also reported to increase the…

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c.*84G>A Mutation in CETP Is Associated with Coronary Artery Disease in South Indians

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. CAD and its clinical manifestations are etiologically complex, with approximately equal contributions from…

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Prevalence of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases in Bangladesh

CVDs and its associated known risk factors account for 13.4% of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in Bangladesh…

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Effect of Fasting Blood Glucose Level on Heart Rate Variability of Healthy Young Adults

Currently, heart rate variability (HRV) is among the useful tools used to assess modulatory effects of the autonomic nervous system on the heart…

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