The burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in India is alarmingly high and is a cause of concern. Indians are not only at high risk of developing ASCVD but also get the disease at an early age, have a more severe form of the disease, and have poorer outcomes compared with Western populations. Access to health care is also not optimal in India, and the treatment of ASCVD remains expensive. For all these reasons, prevention of ASCVD should take priority, not only from the perspective of governmental perspective of all Indians.    Read More

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