VISAKHAPATNAM: “The risk of dying from a heart attack is two times higher among Indians than Americans and Europeans even after accounting for the differences in the levels of risk factors like use of tobacco, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

As a result, Indians need to be tested early and treated more aggressively.”

These are some of the recommendations made by the cardiovascular disease section of Indo-US Health Summit held in New Delhi early this year.