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
During the past 40 years, CVD has quadrupled in India .WHO estimates that by 2020 more than 50% of cardiac patients worldwide will be Indians. Up to 40% of the patients are below 45 years of age Prevalence of Coronary artery disease is two times higher in urban population as compared to rural population Patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome [ACS] in India are younger, poorer, sicker and more likely to die than ACS patients in the developed world.