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Dr. AK Pancholia: Metabolic Syndrome In Indians

Pointers: High non-HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin resistance
Dr. AK Pancholia, Consultant Cardiologist,Arihant Hospital,Indore on Metabolic Syndrome in Indians
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Dr. AK Pancholia

Consultant Cardiologist

Arihant Hospital & Research Center, Indore


“Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension, dyslipidemia, adiposity and insulin resistance,” says Dr. AK Pancholia in an interview with Dr. Manish Verma “The IDF criteria define metabolic syndrome in India as- waist circumference over 90 cm for men and 80 cm for women (obesity), triglycerides over 150, HDL less than 40 in men and less than 50 in women, blood pressure beyond 130/85 and fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dL.” In differentiating Indians, Dr. Pancholia says, “For the same BMI, Indians have a higher percentage of body fat then the Caucasians. The most important component of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, is also highly prevalent in Indians along with high hepatic triglycerides and high insulin resistance.” Dr. Pancholia also points out that Indians are more prone to diabetes and metabolic syndrome because of lifestyle factors like lack of exercise, less consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, an abnormal dietary pattern, and higher consumption of carbohydrates. Getting HDL, triglyceride and insulin resistance checked at regular intervals can warn a person of an impending attack of metabolic syndrome.


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Could handheld echocardiography replace a stethoscope?

Dr. Hardeep Kaur

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Dr. Hardeep Kaur

Consultant clinical and preventive cardiology

Medanta, The Medicity


Handheld echocardiography cannot really replace a stethoscope but it can definitely help in an emergency for ruling in and ruling out cardiac involvement. Therefore, helps in quick clinical decision making and also reduces the chances of doing unnecessary tests.


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Recent Advances in Echocardiography and their impact on clinical practice

Dr. Navin C Nanda

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Dr. Navin C Nanda

Director of Echocardiography

University of Alabama, USA



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Echo with telemedicine creates a multiple effect

CAD affects 10%of our population over 40 years

Dr. Sameer Srivastava

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Dr. Sameer Srivastava

Head of Non-invasive Cardiology

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi



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