Vascular Disease in Young Indians (20-40 years): Role of Dyslipidemia OE01-OE05
Dr. Jamshed Dalal,
Centre for Cardiac Sciences, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg,
Four Bunglows, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400053, India.
Dyslipidemia is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atherosclerosis begins early in life as suggested by “fatty streaks” observed in coronaries of healthy organ donors aged 20-29 years. Premature occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Indians increases the risk for young individuals. Management of Dyslipidemia in the young Indian, poses several challenges. In this article we provide in-depth review of prevalence, guidelines’ perspective and expert comments on management of Dyslipidemia in the young (20-40 years) Indian.