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Door-to-door survey finds that hypertension rates in rural India are similar to those in urban areas

In India, more than 70% of the population lives in rural areas, yet access to healthcare in rural areas is extremely limited. With growing rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease, an understanding of the prevalence of modifiable risk factors such as hypertension is crucial. A study published recently in the… 

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Lipid levels not associated with symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 1.5 million cases of new stroke occur in India each year, resulting in a loss of over 6 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) annually. In a new multicenter, post-hoc analysis of patient registries including more than 1,800 ischemic stroke suffers treated with intravenous… 

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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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Economic development, healthcare infrastructure influence hyperlipidemia risk in patients with cardiovascular disease

A recent cohort study published in Circulation found that indices of economic development and health-system performance in different countries were found to significantly impact the odds of elevated total cholesterol in patients with hyperlipidemia and a history of cardiovascular disease. Prevalence of coronary heart disease is on the rise in… 

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Metabolic syndrome associated with all-cause mortality in older women, but not older men

The presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with all-cause mortality in women aged 70 to 79 years, while no significant risk was found in similarly aged men. This was the finding of a recent cohort study that sought to determine the association of metabolic syndrome with all-cause mortality in older… 

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