Cheriyil G. Suresh

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The APOE gene locus has 3 major alleles, E3, E4 and E2, which variably influence coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. Plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) profile, another major CHD risk factor, is characterized on the basis of size and density into 2 main patterns: large buoyant LDL and small dense LDL. The latter has also been linked with increased CHD(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the left-ventricular (LV) mass-adjusted association between low heart rate variability (HRV) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) among hemodialysis patients in Kuwait. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and eight patients were enrolled in the study. HRV time domain measures were obtained by(More)
Some weather and holiday seasons are associated with increased incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We studied the influence of one such season, Islamic holiday season of “Eid Al-Fitr”, on the incidence of AMI in a Muslim country. This was carried out by examining the admissions to the coronary care unit of a large hospital over six consecutive(More)
There is evidence for gender differences in the treatment and outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, little data exist about these differences in patients from the Arab Middle East. Therefore, we studied the influence of patient gender on the presentation, the use of thrombolytic therapy, and in-hospital mortality after AMI in Kuwaiti(More)
Atrial myxoma is the most common benign primary tumor of the heart most commonly in the left atrium (LA). Cystic or cavitated intracardiac masses are rare. We report the case of a 43-year-old male patient admitted with chest infection, hemoptysis, and severe respiratory distress, who had to be ventilated. Chest computed tomography showed bilateral lung(More)
BACKGROUND There are little data available on the rates of occurrence, risk factors and mortality due to acute myocardial infarction among the various ethnic groups living in Middle-East countries. Therefore, we did a study to compare Arabs and South Asians living in Kuwait. METHODS AND RESULTS The data for this retrospective study were collected from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the distribution of risk factors and clinical outcome of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) between Kuwaiti and other Arab men living in Kuwait. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The data for this study was collected from the computerized database at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait and the 1997-2000 census data for the State of Kuwait. 1,329(More)
OBJECTIVES First, to compare the in-hospital mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among diabetic versus non-diabetic patients. Secondly, to evaluate if this association remains the same across gender and ethnic groups. METHODS AND RESULTS We used a 1:2 individually matched retrospective case-control study. All patients admitted to Mubarak(More)
INTRODUCTION The plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level is elevated in cardiac ischemia and may be useful in assessing prognosis in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This study aimed to: (1) establish BNP levels and its determinants in a healthy Gulf Arab population and in a group of patients with acute myocardial infarction and (2) investigate(More)