Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
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Gyanendra Sharma

Gyanendra Sharma


  • Research Article
    Early Screening for Coronary Artery Disease is Needed in South Asian Indian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes
    Author(s): Sunita Dodani and Gyanendra SharmaSunita Dodani and Gyanendra Sharma

    Background: South Asian Immigrants (SAIs) are the second fastest growing Asian immigrant population in the US, and at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes (diabetes) than the general US population. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the principal cause of mortality globally, particularly in diabetic subjects. In this study, we sought to determine the; 1) distribution of risk factors for CAD in diabetic and non-diabetic SAIs; and 2) presence of sub-clinical CAD in diabetic and non diabetic SAIs in the US. Methods: 213 first generation SAIs subjects were recruited and broadly divided into two subgroups; 35 diabetics and 178 non diabetics. Their risk factors for CAD were compared. For sub-clinical CAD assessment, Common Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness (CCA-IMT) was used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. For CAD diagnosis, Exercise Tolera.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.S5-002

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