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Fibrinogen in South Asians Dr Kirti Kain MD MRCP Academic Unit of Molecular Vascular Medicine Leeds University Leeds United Kingdom
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I am a research fellow at Leeds University. My interest in this field evolved because of my research on genetic and environmental risk factors for cerebrovascular disease in South Asians residing in United Kingdom. I am excited because my research has lead to a number of novel findings which are published in respectable journals. Acknowledgement: The project was funded by Stroke Association UK
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Introduction Standardised mortality ratios for 1989-1992 for ischaemic heart disease in South Asians ( Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis ) in UK was 141- 162 Vs 100 in Whites
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Introduction South Asians have Myocardial infarction 5.5 yrs earlier & Greater no of diseased vessels Vs Whites
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Introduction Rate of MI is 4 times in South Asians Vs Whites Myocardial damage is greater in South Asians
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Risk Factors South Asian men have greater chance of myocardial infarction Vs South Asian women .
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Metabolic Risk Factors Age adjusted prevalence of hypertension is greater in South Asians 26% Vs 13% in Whites and risk of hypertension being undetected is higher
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Metabolic Risk Factors Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is 3-6 times commoner and plasma insulin levels are higher in South Asians Vs Whites
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Metabolic Risk Factors South Asians have lower BMI but higher waist-hip ratio Vs Whites
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