Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is continuously rising throughout Africa. (1-5) The epidemiological transition impelling the developing world towards more non-communicable diseases, and especially cardiovascular disease, has been attributed to westernisation, reduced physical activity, obesity and the growing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. (1) Although the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is at present less than […]

Surveillance of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in India: The Need & Scope (Report)

Surveillance of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in India: The Need & Scope (Report)

Introduction The health care needs of the world’s population are likely to undergo dramatic changes due to the ongoing demographic transition. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, cancer, depression and heart disease, are rapidly replacing infectious diseases and malnutrition as the leading causes of disability and premature death. Eighty per cent of total deaths due […]

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Introduction Translational research has been characterized as “effective translation of the new knowledge, mechanisms and techniques generated by advances in basic science research into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases which is essential for improving health” (1). A translational researcher has been defined as “someone who takes something from basic research to […]

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer limited to developed countries, it is widespread in developing countries (1,2). Additionally, the rate of increase in CVD in developing countries is twice as high as in developed countries (3). CVD also typically occurs at a younger age in developing countries: for example, about 52 per cent of […]

Cardiovascular Effects of Sexual Activity (Report)

Cardiovascular Effects of Sexual Activity (Report)

Introduction Effect of sexual activity on health has long been a debated topic with focus on cardiovascular system. Patients with heart disease often have fear of coital sudden death or triggering a cardiac event, which actually lower their quality of life. Physiological and clinical aspects of sexual function have been extensively studied in patients who […]

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Sir. The article by Thakappan and colleagues in the January 2010 issue of the Journal, defines the enormous threat of non communicable diseases which the State of Kerala faces (1). The results are aptly projected as the harbinger of what is going to happen in India and rest of the developing world. The study is […]