What is the Reason Behind the Rising Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease in India in the Past Two Decades?


In this video, Dr. Manatosh Panja, Dean, Indian College of Physicians will talk on the rising prevalence of coronary artery disease in India and its causes. He says that even if there are no risk factors, then perhaps genetic factors, environmental factors and lipoprotein (a) are the important host factors for heart disease. Insulin resistance is the most important factor. Abdominal obesity and sedentary lifestyle with no exercise are also the important factors for coronary artery disease. He will further discuss the preventive steps for CAD such as salt restriction, consume more amount of green vegetables and fruits. Also mustard oil is beneficial for preventing heart disease.


Dr. Monotosh Panja

Director of Interventional Cardiologist in Belle Vue Clinic & AMRI Hospital, Kolkata

Dr. Monotosh Panja is a Senior Interventional Cardiologist at AMRI Hospitals, Nightingale Hospital, and Belle Vue Clinic Kolkata. He has more than three decades of experience in his medical field. He specializes in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Angioplasty, Pacemaker Implantation and Coronary Angioplasty Stent. Dr. Monotosh Panja completed MBBS, MD in Internal Medicine and DNB in Cardiology followed by a fellowship of the American College of Cardiology, Cardiology Society of India, and Indian College of Physicians. Dr. Monotosh Panja was an Examiner in DM- Cardiology of Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai universities and PGIMER, Chandigarh. He was also an Examiner of DNB - Cardiology for the last 22 years. Dr. Monotosh Panja has won ‘Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial National Award’.


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