Bypass SurgeryCoronary artery disease in India-Magnitude of the problem

  • Current burden of CAD in India to be more than 32 million patients
  • Estimated mortality from CAD in India at 1.6 million in the year 2000.
  • Sizeable burden of CAD in rural (3-5%) and urban (7-10%) populations
  • Coronary artery disease has reached an epidemic proportions in South East Asia especially India

Risk Factor Of Cad

  • Unhealthy dietary habits,
  •  sedentary lifestyle,
  • atherogenic dyslipidaemia and
  • high incidence of smoking and diabetes have been largely contributory.
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Type A personality

Warning Signs Of Heart Attack

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.