Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the South Asian Population

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Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the South Asian Population

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  • The mean age of first heart attack is 53 in South Asian patients whereas the age was 62 in European populations.
  • First and second generation South Asian populations living in the United States have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular death compared with non-Hispanic white populations.

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Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the South Asian Population
By – George Kinzfogl, MD, Chief of Cardiology at MetroWest Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

On – Saturday April 8th, 2023, 10 AM EDT

Followed by a talk on Lifestyle program to prevent, even reverse onset of heart disease and diabetes
By – Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle program Ambassador

Why attend:

  1.  Understand cardiac risk factors.
  2. Understand cardiac risks specific to South Asians.
  3. Understand the role of coronary artery calcium scoring.
  4. Understand how ICC’s Lifestyle Program can help you prevent onset of heart disease or diabetes

Action items after the talk

  1. Calculate your own cardiac risk using the Pooled Cohort Equation – Link will be provided during the webinar.
  2. Discuss coronary artery calcium scoring with your healthcare team.
  3. Learn more about ICC’s Lifestyle Program.

Registration is required, click here to register

Our speakers

Dr. George Kinzfogl, Chief of Cardiology at Metrowest Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University

George Kinzfogl, MD, is Chief of Cardiology at MetroWest Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in valvular heart disease and multimodal cardiac imaging. He enjoys practicing in the community and developing longitudinal relationships with his patients.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In 2001, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2004, he completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.

He has additional training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiac Computed Tomography; he also speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Kinzfogl has served as Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for many years and has been a primary investigator for several multicenter clinical trials. He has received multiple teaching awards and has been recognized by Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s Best Doctors for Cardiology for over five consecutive years.

Mr. Amit Akkad, Director ICC and Lifestyle Program Ambassador

Mr. Amit Akkad is an Experienced Global Executive, having managed multimillion-dollar global businesses as Vice President and General in the videoconferencing industry. He is a recognized business leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communications and operational skills. He is currently associated with a start-up company in robotics.
Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving the community. He has also been working with multiple NGOs to educate and inspire children of rural (Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) communities in India for past several years.

Details

Date:
April 8, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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