Cardiovascular risk in South Asians.


Journal Article (Review)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a major clinical and public health problem. South Asian countries, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, not only represent a quarter of the world's population but also contribute to the highest proportion of CVD burden when compared with any other regions globally. This population carries the increased risk even if they migrate to other countries and have increased mortality due to CVD at a younger age in comparison to the local population. In this review, the risk factors and reasons for the higher rate of CVD in South Asians are discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Ramaraj, R; Chellappa, P

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 996

Start / End Page

  • 518 - 523

PubMed ID

  • 19017836

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19017836

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-0756

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5473

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/pgmj.2007.066381


  • eng