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.
Risk of CHD is higher in Indians compared to other ethnicities
— 4 times higher than Americans
— 6 times higher than Chinese
— 20 times higher than Japanese
The only solution to this malady is primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.