Coronary artery disease epidemic in Pakistan: more electrocardiographic evidence of ischaemia in women than in men

@inproceedings{Jafar2008CoronaryAD,
  title={Coronary artery disease epidemic in Pakistan: more electrocardiographic evidence of ischaemia in women than in men},
  author={Tazeen Hasan Jafar and Zeeshan Qadri and Nishi Chaturvedi},
  booktitle={Heart},
  year={2008}
}
UNLABELLED Indo-Pakistani populations have one of the highest risks of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the world. A population-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted on 3143 adults aged >or=40 years from 12 randomly selected communities in Karachi, Pakistan. Apart from smoking, women had more CAD risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, dyslipidaemia) than men. Definite CAD (history and Q waves on ECG) was more prevalent in men than in women (6.1% vs 4.0%; p = 0.009). In contrast… CONTINUE READING
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