Namaste and welcome to SouthAsianHealthyLiving.com.
All populations of the Indian subcontinent ( India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldeves and Afghanistan) who have a common ancestry and are commonly referred to as "South Asians".
Our goal is to provide a centralized online resource that shares current health and medical news, research and clinical rescources to improve cardiovascular health in the South Asian community.
Heart News and Heart Research pages highlight important scientific and publicized articles. The Prevention Guidelines provide important targets for South Asians based on years of clinical research, that are different from current guidelines for Caucasians. These specific South Asians guidelines unfortunately are often overlooked by the medical community.
Contributors of this website are eastern and western educated physicians in clinical practice with years of expertise in researching and treating cardiovascular disease in the South Asian community.
Thank you for your attention. Sincerely,
Pravien K. Khanna MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI --Editor in Chief
You can use this calculator to work out your risk of having a heart attack or stroke over the next ten years by answering some simple questions. It is suitable for people who do not already have a diagnosis of heart disease or stroke.
•The average age for a heart attack among South Asians is 52; compared to ages 60-65 for Europeans and North Americans.
•South Asians comprise 60 percent of the world’s heart disease patients.
•South Asians have the highest mortality rate from heart disease in the U.S. compared to other ethnic groups.
• South Asians have a higher burden of cardiovascular risk factors at younger ages.
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Disclaimer: After reviewing the information posted here, always consult with your physician prior to making any personal or clinical decisions.