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Racial differences in coronary artery lesions: a comparison of coronary artery lesions between mainland Chinese and Australian patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18388092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare coronary lesions in mainland Chinese and Australians using coronary angiography (CAG). METHODS AND RESULTS: 6251 suspected coronary heart disease (CHD) patients (3021 Chinese patients from Nanjing and 3230 Australian patients from Sydney) who underwent a CAG between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2003, were studied. Of these, 69.4% Chinese and 75.5% Australians were diagnosed with CHD. The incidences of both left main coronary artery (LM) and left anterior descending branch (LAD) lesions in Australians were higher than that for Chinese of the same gender. In the same age range, above 40, Gensini scores of Australians were significantly higher than those of Chinese. CONCLUSION: In both Chinese and Australians, men had more severe coronary lesions than women. Comparison among different age ranges in the 2 ethnic groups shows that Australians typically have artery lesions more than 10 years earlier than mainland Chinese.
Shi-sen Jiang; Lei Lv; Crag P Juergens; Shao-liang Chen; Dong-jin Xu; Zhe-yong Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Aug-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-22     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Age of Onset
Aged, 80 and over
Asian Continental Ancestry Group* / statistics & numerical data
Australia / epidemiology
China / epidemiology
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Artery Disease / ethnology*,  radiography
European Continental Ancestry Group* / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Factors

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