Bolan Medical College, Pakistan Past President Pakistan Cardiac Society
Title: Profile of risk factors in coronary artery diseases in young south Asian population
Biography: Abid Amin Khan
CVD (cardiovascular disease) is a major health problem worldwide. It is common in older age group >55 years of age. In the current era the disease involves younger age population (45years and less) particularly in south Asian countries e.g. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as compared to developed countries. The common risk factors for CADs are smoking, naswar (sublingual tobacco use), hypertension, diabetes mellitus, family history, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia (high triglyceride and low HDL). Less common risk factors are psychological stress, hyperhomosystinemia, physical inactivity, excessive food consumption (carbs and fats) and reuse of deep frying oil. Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and diabetes are pretty common in young population of Southeast Asia. The presentation includes studies from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India on younger population, who were studied by coronary angiography, and related risk factors were evaluated by clinical and biochemical methods.