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|Title:||Quantification of coronary risk score.|
Mullick, Shubhro Sumit
|Citation:||Singh T, Mullick SS, Calton R, Abraham R, Kaur G. Quantification of coronary risk score. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2002 Jan; 69(1): 27-9|
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVE: To quantify the coronary risk score in children and/or grandchildren of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: One hundred and fifty children with positive family history of CAD (cases) and age and sex matched children with no such history (controls) were enrolled in the study. Fasting blood sugar, serum cholesterol and triglycerides were estimated on all children and a risk score was calculated using Nora's scheme. RESULT: The cases and controls were similar with respect to mean age, six distribution, mean weight and mean height. None of the child was hypertensive. Mean serum levels of triglycerides were 164.7 m/dl and 105.7 mg% respectively in cases and controls (p < 0.005). Prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia was three times more in cases (p < 0.001). Cases had a significantly higher risk scores (p < 0.00001) and this was mainly attributable to higher biochemical risk (P < 0.0006). CONCLUSION: Children and grand children with a positive family history of CAD had significantly higher risk scores for future CAD. The increased risk was mainly due to biochemical derangements.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Pediatrics|
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