Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: Cracking the Paradox and How to Prevent it

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Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: Cracking the Paradox and How to Prevent it

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Did you know?


  • 48% of US adults – 121 Million – have some form of Heart Disease (CAD, Blood Pressure, Congestive Heart failure…)
  • Every 30 seconds someone in US has a heart attack!
  • One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
  • About 869,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths!

And South Asians bear 60% of the burden of heart disease while South Asians make up only about 25% of the world population!

Join us for a FREE webinar to understand the paradox, why it happens to South Asians more severely, earlier in age AND more importantly to learn how to prevent it and/or how to reverse it if you already have heart disease.

“Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: Cracking the Paradox And How to Prevent it”
By Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, ICC Lifestyle Program Medical Director

Followed by an introduction to a proven, culturally tailored AIM to PreventTM

By Mr. Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle Program Ambassador

on Saturday October 29th, 10 AM to 11:30 AM

What participants will learn from this webinar:

  • Review the magnitude and impact of heart disease in the USA and globally.
  • Understand the South Asian Heart Health Paradox
  • Crack the South Asian Paradox to explain why SA’s are at higher risk than other ethnicities.
  • Learn the strategies to prevent or delay the onset or reverse the existing heart disease.

Registration is required to participate. Click here to register

To learn more about ICC’s Lifestyle Program, please visit – https://ouricc.org/lifestyle-program/

Feel free to reach out to us via email – lifestyle@ouricc.org – if you have any questions.
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Our speakers for the webinar:

Dr. Harshad V. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, ICC Lifestyle Program Medical Director

Dr. Harshad Sanghvi is a board-certified Cardiologist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He served as Chief of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit Director for about 30 years at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Ware, MA

Dr. Sanghvi has participated in several cardiovascular research studies and his principal interests include clinical and preventive cardiology, emerging epidemic of heart disease in the South Asian community with emphasis on modifiable risk factors, lipid disorders, ischemic heart disease, and women’s health.

Mr. Amit Akkad, ICC Director, and ICC 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.



October 29, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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