Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: The Hidden Threat and How to Prevent it

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Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: The Hidden Threat and How to Prevent it

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Did you know that – In the USA, someone has a heart attack every 30 seconds with an estimated 720K new heart attacks and 335K recurrent heart attacks?

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 epidemic, 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: The Hidden Threat 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 February 12th, 10 AM to 11:30 AM

What participants will learn from this webinar:

Understand the magnitude and impact of heart disease
Review the heart disease epidemic in South Asians
Know the Hidden Threat: how and why South Asians are more prone to heart disease than the general population
Learn the strategies to prevent 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 senior business executive in the IT industry. He has managed multi-million-dollar businesses with proven track record of growing profitable revenues. He is recognized as a business leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communication and operational skills.

Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving our community. For the past several years, he has also been working with multiple non-profit organizations in India to inspire, educate and improve lives of the children of impoverished rural communities.

 

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Date:
February 12
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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