Background: South Asian Immigrants (SAIs) are the second fastest growing Asian immigrant population in the US, and at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes (diabetes) than the general US population. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the principal cause of mortality globally, particularly in diabetic subjects. In this study, we sought to determine the; 1) distribution of risk factors for CAD in diabetic and non-diabetic SAIs; and 2) presence of sub-clinical CAD in diabetic and non diabetic SAIs in the US.
Citation: Dodani S, Sharma G (2011) Early Screening for Coronary Artery Disease is Needed in South Asian Indian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocrinol Metabol Syndrome S5:002. doi: 10.4172/2161-1017.S5-002