South Asian immigrants to the United States, like me, develop earlier and more malignant heart disease and have higher death rates than any other major ethnic group in this country. Traditional cardiac risk models, developed by studying mostly white Americans, don’t fully apply to ethnic communities.
This is a knowledge gap that must be filled in the coming years.
SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and rates have risen over the past several decades.
Recently, Cademartiri et al , have reported 100 (18%) anomalies from 543 consecutive CTCAs done using a 64-slice CT scanner.
According to him, catheter angiography cannot detect ectopic openings of coronary arteries since it is only a two-dimensional study.The Framingham Heart Study is a big reason we have achieved a relatively mature understanding of heart disease in the United States — at least for a large segment of our population.It established the traditional risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cigarette smoking, for coronary heart disease. Thomas Wang and colleagues wrote in the journal Lancet last year, “Prevention and treatment were so poorly understood that most Americans accepted early death from heart disease as unavoidable.”One victim of this ignorance was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.Framingham also spearheaded the study of chronic noninfectious diseases in this country, and indeed introduced many doctors to the very idea of preventive medicine. In the 1940s, cardiovascular disease was the main cause of mortality in the United States, accounting for nearly half of all deaths. When Roosevelt began his second term in 1937, his blood pressure was already high: 170/100.When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, records show it was 190/105.It is human nature to carry a beast deep down within oneself.Whether one chooses to control the beast or be controlled by it is an individual choice.It originated in the 12th century when kings ruled the country, as a code to make peace. This writer provides the highest quality of work possible.Now there is no king or queen monarchy, now ther... Service is excellent and forms various forms of communication all help with customer service. CT coronary angiography has helped radiologists understand the variations and anomalies of the anatomy of the coronary arteries and, thus, to alert the cardiologist whenever such an anomaly is present.This can be of immense help to the clinician planning interventional procedures such as stenting, balloon dilatation, or graft surgery, particularly when there are secondary changes of calcification, plaque formation and stenosis.