Thirty-four Asian patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) were each matched for age, sex, blood pressure and duration of symptoms with 2 white patients with CAD. Blind assessment of coronary arteriograms demonstrated significantly more severe disease in Asians but distribution of disease was similar in both groups. Assessment of risk factors showed that the Asian group had significantly more non-smokers, lower cholesterol levels and weighed less than whites.
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