Glycemic level in higher risk cardiac patients among north Indian patients based on first time population based screening programme.
Background :Morbidity and mortality is being increased in india due to diabetes with cardiovascular disorders. Population-based screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk including measurements of glucose, is proposed in several countries. We aimed to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed dysglycemia in adults at high CVD risk.
We enrolled patients aged 35-70 years at high CVD risk (Framingham derived 10-year CVD risk >21%) but without a previous CVD event, from four general practices in Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital , Jaipur, Rajasthan(India) (n=883) were invited to take part. 198 adults agreed. Each participant underwent a 75g anhydrous Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (0 and 120 minute glucose sampling) and routine clinical information was also collected.