Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004070
Title: Analysis of knowledge and awareness of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and the association between smoking and family history of cardiovascular disease among young adult population in South
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease (CAHD) is a condition where the arteries supplying the blood to the heart are affected due to the plaque that gets buildup. It is very common in India affecting more than 10 million cases/year. The knowledge and awareness of CAHD are highly important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, analyze the early symptoms, and prevent the disease if possible. Materials and Methods: This was a questionnaire-based observational study comprising of 100 sample size of young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years. All are subjected to a list of questions regarding CAHD. They are tested for their knowledge about the disease and are asked some other questions to determine the association between smoking and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Result: From the survey, it is evident that from the 100 sample space, 92% of the young adult population are aware of the CAHD. 72% of the sample size strongly agreed that there is an association between CAHD and a family history of heart attack. Conclusion: It is, therefore, evident that majority of the young adult population taken into consideration had an adequate knowledge of CAHD and that there is an association between smoking and CVD.

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    Aroka Rajkumar Shancy Merlin, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Aroka Rajkumar Shancy Merlin, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Title:Analysis of knowledge and awareness of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and the association between smoking and family history of cardiovascular disease among young adult population in South
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1986-1989)
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    Methodology:Analysis of knowledge and awareness
    Research Materials:Cardiovascular disease, Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease

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Cardiovascular disease Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease Family history Plaque buildup Smoking Tobacco

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