Coronary Artery Diseases in South Asian Immigrants: An Update on High Density Lipoprotein Role in Disease Prevention

@article{Dodani2008CoronaryAD,
  title={Coronary Artery Diseases in South Asian Immigrants: An Update on High Density Lipoprotein Role in Disease Prevention},
  author={Sunita Dodani},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={415-421}
}
Over the past several years, the overall prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including coronary artery diseases (CAD) have declined in the United States (US) and in many developed countries. However, among South Asian in general and South Asian immigrants (SAIs) in particular, a disturbing trend toward high rates of CAD has been noted. This trend is associated with a high prevalence of conventional risk factors and metabolic syndrome in this population, yet these… CONTINUE READING