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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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Distinct Patterns of Association of Variants at 11q23.3 Chromosomal Region with Coronary Artery Disease and Dyslipidemia in the Population of Andhra Pradesh, India

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is most predominant and ranks as number one in causing deaths due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in India. Dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, smoking and obesity or overweight were identified as…

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Interleukin-1 Gene Cluster Polymorphisms and Their Association with Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) in many ways is an inflammatory disease. Inflammation plays an important role in the formation of atheroma which ultimately graduates to atheromatous injury, plaque rupture and…

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Blanket prescribing of beta-blockers to all patients with CAD or at risk of CAD does not reduce cardiovascular risk

Beta-blocker therapy is not associated with a lower risk of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, known CAD without MI, or prior MI, according to a recent observational study. “…Trends are changing, and the evidence is compelling to use… 

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Adequate folic acid and vitamin B12 intake could help reduce vascular disease risk in Indian patients

Elevated plasma homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia) are increasingly considered to be an important marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in Indians. The relevance of this finding is highlighted by reports that suggest mortality attributable to CVD is rising in India—and is expected to continue to rise—by 103% in men and by… 

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Age-based coronary artery disease study supports the case for Indian-specific lipid management guidelines

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Researchers in Northern India have found that patients ≤45 years diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) have higher lipid levels than CAD patients aged 55 to 75 years, according to a recently published study. “Our study reconfirms that the mean lipid levels in North Indian patients inflicted with CAD are… 

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