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Indian Pediatricians Should be Alert to Childhood CV Risk Factors

Key Point: The most important action Indian pediatricians can take in helping their patients avoid early CV risk factors is to promote a healthy lifestyle. This includes promoting and encouraging physical activity and stressing a nutritious diet to avoid childhood obesity. In an effort to curb the development of pediatric… 

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not lower risk of major cardiovascular outcomes

Various clinical guidelines and government bodies recommend supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid supplements for cardiovascular-related indications ranging from triglyceride lowering to cardiovascular risk modification to preventive treatment following myocardial infarction. However, despite popular belief and practice, a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis found that supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty… 

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Cardiovascular risk factors vary within Indian ethnic subgroups

Great ethnic disparity in cardiovascular risk factors was identified between 2 Indian ethnic subgroups, a recent study found. More research is needed to identify conventional risk factors for this and other complex diseases.  “There are huge differences even within India, as it is a heterogeneous country.” -V. Mohan, MD, FRCP,… 

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New-generation anticoagulant agents pose risks in treatment of acute coronary syndromes

The potential ischemic benefits of novel oral antiplatelet therapy following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may be offset by a significant increase in major bleeding events, according to a meta-analysis recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. “We are already exposing these patients to several drugs that can produce… 

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Beta blockers and cardiac resynchronization show greatest survival benefit for patients with heart failure

Data on the comparative merits of drugs recommended to manage heart failure (HF) are limited. A recent case-control study compared HF patients who died within 24 months of diagnosis with those who survived to 24 months after a HF diagnosis. The researchers compared the 2 groups to see which therapies… 

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Is chronic kidney disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent?

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and a higher MI mortality rate as compared with patients diagnosed with diabetes or who have had a prior MI event, according to a recently published study. “Chronic kidney disease in India is a public health… 

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Study finds exercise may reduce depression in heart failure patients

Cardiovascular disease has emerged as the number one killer in both urban and rural areas of India. The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors; however, there are few large studies that have examined CVD risk factors in the Indian population. Depression is associated with an… 

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