Dr. Shweta Sureshbabu Saritha, Dr. K. Shanmuganandan, Dr. Suresh Kanna


The leading cause of death worldwide is coronary artery
disease1. In 2015 coronary artery disease accounted for 7.2
million deaths world wide2,3, 80% of which were in low income
countries like India4. It has been estimated that by 2020, 2.6
million Indians are predicted to die because to coronary artery
disease5.Indians are prone to get coronary artery disease at
an earlier age compared to people in developed countries
because of the high prevalence of risk factors like diabetes
and hypertension6,7. ST segment elevation myocardial
infarction is most common type of acute coronary event
contributing 60.6% of overall incidence of acute coronary
syndrome in Indian population8.The overall mortality in
STEMI is approximately 4 to 7 % or even less in the published
clinical trials.

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