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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Review of current global evidences for prevention of coronary heart disease

Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Meenakshi Khapre
Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_8_18

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India is experiencing epidemiologic transition with sharp increase in coronary heart disease (CHD). Fatality rate of CHD is alarmingly high leading to the most common cause of premature mortality in 2016. There is the growing burden of coronary risk factors owing to rapid urbanization and changes in lifestyle, including diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary patterns, central obesity physical inactivity, and psychological factors. These risk factors attribute 90% of CHD in population. The global evidences of preventive strategies is being reviewed in this paper with the aim to get the glimpse of study on CHD and find gaps in the research.

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