Special features of coronary heart disease in people of the Indian sub-continent.

@article{Mookherjee1995SpecialFO,
  title={Special features of coronary heart disease in people of the Indian sub-continent.},
  author={S R Mookherjee and S Vardan and Ajay Kumar Sinha},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={399-407}
}
Contrary to the popular belief, coronary heart disease (CHD) is indeed common in the Indian sub-continent. Expatriate Indians in their newly adopted countries have 3 to 5 times more chance of developing CHD than the native population or the other immigrant groups. The well-known risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and smoking do not appear to play a major role, while the syndrome of insulin resistance seems to be an important risk factor for CHD in people of this sub… CONTINUE READING