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Title: Coronary artery calcification across ethnic groups in Singapore
Authors: Chia, P.L.
Earnest, A. 
Lee, R.
Lim, J.
Wong, C.P.
Chia, Y.W.
Weng, J.Y.S.
Negi, A.
Khatri, P.
Foo, D.
Keywords: Coronary artery disease
Myocardial infarction
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Chia, P.L.,Earnest, A.,Lee, R.,Lim, J.,Wong, C.P.,Chia, Y.W.,Weng, J.Y.S.,Negi, A.,Khatri, P.,Foo, D. (2013). Coronary artery calcification across ethnic groups in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 42 (9) : 432-436. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: In Singapore, the age-standardised event rates of myocardial infarction (MI) are 2- and 3-fold higher for Malays and Indians respectively compared to the Chinese. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and quantity of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and non-calcified plaques across these3 ethnic groups. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study. We identified 1041 patients (810 Chinese, 139 Malays, 92 Indians) without previous history of cardiovascular disease who underwent cardiac computed tomography for atypical chest pain evaluation. A cardiologist, who was blinded to the patients' clinical demographics, reviewed all scans. We retrospectively analysed all their case records. Results: Overall, Malays were most likely to be active smokers (P = 0.02), Indians had the highest prevalence of diabetes mellitus (P = 0.01) and Chinese had the highest mean age (P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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