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Singaporean Chinese Women: Abdominal obesity is worse for cardiovascular health than general obesity

Obese Women  with highlighted pancreas

The incidence of obesity has been steadily rising in developed and developing countries, affecting 13% of the global adult population. Obesity is strongly associated with health complications and diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases1. In one recent study conducted by Goh and Hart with 1,326 Singaporean Chinese women aged 29 to 71, the researchers found that only ... Read More »


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Cardiovascular Disease in China: Why Should We Care?


Editorial Board Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in China.1 From 2005 to 2015, productivity losses are estimated to be RMB $3.6 trillion (US $550 billion) from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum.2,3,4 In May of 2010, the American Heart Association published that deaths from CVD will increase by 73% ... Read More »

Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians


Disclosures: No relevant disclosures Address for Correspondence: Mintu P. Turakhia, M.D. M.A.S Palo Alto VA Health Care System Stanford University 3801 Miranda Ave – 111C Palo Alto CA 94304 Tel (650) 858-3932 Fax (866) 756-3025 E-mail: Sources of Funding: Dr. Turakhia was supported by a Veterans Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award (CDA09027-1) and an American Heart Association National ... Read More »

Ischemic Heart Disease in Pakistani Women: A Case Control Study


Correspondence: Rafia Rafique New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan Cell: 042-3004215694 Email: Coauthor email: ABSTRACT Objective: Control of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in Pakistan has had limited success mainly due to insufficient research data available from studies conducted on Pakistani population, especially on a sample of women. Women tend to differ from men clinically as well as in the overt disease ... Read More »

When to Anticoagulate?

ABSTRACT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia disorder in the United States. It is a major independent risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism that is influenced by multiple factors and comorbidities. Oral anticoagulant treatments with aspirin and warfarin have been shown to reduce the risk of stroke in AF patients, but warfarin treatment is associated with significant ... Read More »