Guidelines for pharmacological intervention are needed

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.376a (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:376
  1. Enas A Enasa
  1. Medical director Coronary Artery Disease in Asian Indians Research, Woodridge, Illinois, 60517 USA

    EDITOR,—Rates of coronary artery disease in young Asian Indians aged under 40 are three to 10 times higher than those in other populations.1 I applaud Sandeep Gupta and colleagues for advocating an “effective campaign of primary prevention” of coronary artery disease in Asian Indians2 but doubt its efficacy unless there is a diligent search for and aggressive treatment of dyslipidaemias.1

    Among the one million Asian Indians settled in the United States 27000 are physicians, including 2000 cardiologists. These physicians have made major changes in their lifestyle. In a study of 1478 Asian Indian physicians and their family members in the United States …

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