South Asian Healthy Living

Dedicated to promoting Cardiovascular Health for the South Asian Community

Website Mission

Letter from the Editor:

Namaste and welcome to 

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  


South Asian Heart Information

What is your risk of a Heart Attack?


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.  


Key Facts to Remember


•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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