TITLE

Coronary Heart Disease in South-Asian Women

AUTHOR(S)
Gooneratne, M. D. P.
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Journal of the South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies;Jul-Dec2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the demographic transition in the South-Asian region coronary heart disease in post menopausal women is a major challenge. Women with myocardial infarction often have atypical presentation and have a higher mortality. In South-Asia there is high prevalence of coronary heart disease among women and there is an increasing incidence in both urban and rural areas. While obesity and lack of exercise contribute largely to traditional risk factors in South-Asian women in midlife, nontraditional newer risk factors seem to play a major role in increased prevalence and mortality. Early prevention strategies targeting diet, physical exercise and mental stress are important in preventing further increase of coronary heart disease in South-Asian women.
ACCESSION #
97125291

 

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