Normal coronary artery dimensions in Indians -- Indian Study -- Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

This is an Indian study done by Indian Doctors and published in the Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Jul–Sep 2006, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 159-164. This is not some newspaper piece where different doctors can give contradicting views.

The entire paper is available on commercial terms for $39.95. However, fortunately the abstract of the same study with conclusions is available in public domain for FREE. Here's the detail (Citation Provided):

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ABSTRACT:

Dr Cheemalapati Saikrishna M.Ch., Dr Sachin Talwar M.Ch., Dr Gurpreet Gulati MD, Dr Arkalgud Sampath Kumar M.Ch.

Background

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There is no available data on normal coronary artery size in the Indian population. We attempted to establish a database for normal dimensions of the coronary artery segments during life by using quantitative coronary angiography and compared these with Western estimates of coronary artery size.

Material and Methods

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Between december 2003 and June 2004, 94 patients who underwent quantitative coronary angiography for evaluation of symptoms of ischemic heart disease and were found to have no coronary artery disease form the sample size.

Results

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The dimensions of branches in the left coronary system in our patients were less and those of the distal circumflex, and the proximal and distal left anterior descending coronary arteries were significantly greater than those of Indian Asians living in the United Kingdom and the native Caucasians but the dimensions of the right coronary artery were significantly greater in our patients.

Conclusions

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Coronary artery dimensions for at least some branches of the left coronary system are similar to that reported in the West and the dimensions of the right coronary are greater. These findings contradict the general perception that Indians have smaller coronary arteries.

Source: link.springer.com/article/1...

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The CONCLUSIONS section says it all. No confusion, no ambiguity. It's clear that these findings contradict the general perception that Indians have smaller coronary arteries. I have quoted an Indian journal as the data is available fortunately. If Indians settled in the west have smaller dimensions, it's none of my concern. Don't just look at numbers but correct them for body surface area also and then do the comparison.

Also, according to 1990 WHO report, proportion of cardiovascular deaths occurring before 70 years of age was 26% in developing countries but 52% in India. What was India eating in 1990 because liberalization only started 1991 onward? Lots of Rice and Wheat (CARBS) right? That's why we say CARBS KILL!

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  • Fortunately i found the full pdf downloadable paper. So here it goes:

    medind.nic.in/ibq/t06/i3/ib...

    As per the paper, In general, males had larger coronary artery dimensions as compared to females (Table 2).

    But, I remember reading somewhere heart attacks ratio of Male:Female in India is around 7:1. Shouldn't females be having higher heart attacks if the artery dimensions were a "major" contributing factor?

  • @meetu.. incidentally offtrack as females atleast indulge at least in their close circles., in speaking/letting out their emotions., may be their hearts are lesser loaded, so irrespective of their artery size their hearts are less prone to diseases,, so pointing to the link between emotions and heart health irrespective of formation.

  • Hope this will shut the case on coronary arteries.

    Our Indian doctors had already worked.

    Appears we have quacks mindlessly trying to prove they are always right.

    Hats off to Meetujis dedication to the cause of Diabetes reversal.Incredible effort!

  • It won't. They will always cling to even non relevant stuff. Non relevant because our medical reports don't show what he is frantically posting.

    ram_latha, a user on the other side of 60 and on LCHF who doesn't visit here any more as he was also insulted by the same group of people who pretend to be self proclaimed experts would have taken him on as far as LIPIDS, SFA, CVD/CHD goes with his own data -- pre and post LCHF. He posts on the other forum and when he talks to his doctors with data of his LIPIDS, Blood sugar, drugs after switching to LCHF, the doctors keep silent. He is close to 70% FAT in diet. There are two or three users on that forum, whose combined knowledge of LIPIDS can put even a medical professional ducking for cover. My doctor keeps silent on diet as he has seen my numbers on both diets.

    He/She even took refuge of a study from a doctor who has been CONVICTED of Medical FRAUD so as to rant against LCHF and someone just played the role of cheerleader on that post and called LCHF "forgery". Pathetic!

  • @Meetu...THANKS a lot.... you removed some doubts caused in me by a gentleman. thanku a lot.... :). u r awesome.

  • That stupid study nobody is going to buy.lol.

    Nobody quotes that study (Not peer reviewed).

    It has been established that Indians have small coronary arteries because of smaller body size compared to westerners.

    Here is the link to various studies :

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

  • I think the more sensible one's will rely on a sample size of 90+ than on a sample size of 39 since 90 + will have a far greater statistical significance than 39 odd. Moreover, it's about Indians in India, not Indo Asians living in the west.

  • It is funny these magic diet champions quote studies which they don't understand.

    It is also bizarre some old man talking in religious terms like blind, deaf etc.

  • It doesn't matter whether the coronary artery of a Indian is comparatively small or large than that of western person. It is not the reason for artery blockage.

  • If smaller arteries had anything to do, then Women should be having more episodes than men. In reality, the ratio is 7:1 for Men:Women, in India. These guys will keep silent on:

    Also, according to 1990 WHO report, proportion of cardiovascular deaths occurring before 70 years of age was 26% in developing countries but 52% in India. What was India eating in 1990 because liberalization only started 1991 onward? Lots of Rice and Wheat (CARBS) right?

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