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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Risk Factors in Kerala, South India: Analysis of a Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Metabolic syndrome is an inter-related cluster of metabolic abnormalities involving glucose and lipid dysregulation, abdominal obesity and elevated blood pressure…

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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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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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Autonomic cardiovascular responses in acclimatized lowlanders on prolonged stay at high altitude

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in the regulation of a number of physiological processes during normal and pathophysiological conditions. Alteration in the ANS responses has been associated with the progression of cardiovascular diseases [1].

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Global cardiovascular research output, citations, and collaborations

Economic development has been associated with transitions in health, notably shifts from communicable diseases to non-communicable, chronic diseases [NCDs] including cardiovascular diseases [CVD] [1]. Health research is one mechanism to improve population-level health and should generally match the health needs of populations.

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Dietary salt reduction and cardiovascular disease rates in India

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke are leading causes of death in India, and hypertension is thought to be their main risk factor [1]. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly half of these deaths occur among adults aged 30 to 69 years old [2]. The prevalence of hypertension has risen exponentially in India over the past three decades, from less than 5% of adults to over 25% of urban and 10% of rural adults today.

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The role of intensive blood glucose therapy in diabetic patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery

Hyperglycemia is a known risk factor for increased risk of mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients. Good glycemic control is associated with improved outcomes in these patients but, there is no consensus on what level of glucose is to be defined as a “good” level. In India, and globally,… 

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