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Clin Lab Med. 2012 Jun;32(2):217-30. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2012.04.001.

Cardiovascular disease in India.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. dr_tashavaid@hindujahospital.com

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading cause of mortality in India. It is estimated that 23.6 million CVD cases will be reported in subjects younger than 40 years of age by 2015, suggesting that young Indians are at higher cardiac risk. Evaluation of biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and at various stages of the disease such as inflammation, ischemia, and heart failure would indeed help to assess cardiac risk in Indian subjects. Identification of newer genetic markers through the candidate and/or genome-wide association approach would prove to be beneficial in developing a diagnostic assay for screening young asymptomatic Indian subjects.

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22727001
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10.1016/j.cll.2012.04.001
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