Heart Disease in South Asians: A Cause for Alarm and Call for Action

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Heart Disease in South Asians: A Cause for Alarm and Call for Action

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Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and the South Asian community is 3 times more likely to be affected by this serious and deadly disease. What is worse is South Asians have heart attacks at much younger ages. However, the risks of this illness can be mitigated or even reversed!

Indian Circle for Caring (ICC) invites you to a free webinar:

Heart Disease in South Asians
A Cause for Alarm and Call for Action

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern – 90-minute presentations including Q&A

By Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, MD FACC and Medical Director, Lifestyle Program, ICC 


An Introduction to “AIM to Prevent™”, a Lifestyle Program

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

What you will learn

  • Recognize the scope and impact of Heart disease
  • Learn the traditional and emerging risk factors in the South Asians
  • Review the emerging epidemic of heart disease in South Asians
  • Cracking the Indian Paradox and planning an effective preventive strategy
  • How ICC’s Lifestyle program can help you prevent or reverse the Heart Disease

Why you should attend and invite friends and family to attend

  • Address issues of chronic illness such as Heart Disease and Diabetes BEFORE it is too late
  • Learn how Lifestyle program can help you Live a longer, healthier life
  • Reduce your risk of getting one or both chronic diseases
  • Reverse the illnesses if you already are suffering from one or both diseases

Registration is required to attend.

  Click here to register

You will receive a confirmation of your registration and details of Zoom meeting login and password immediately after your fill out the registration form.  In case you do not receive the email, please check your spam or junk folder.  For any problem or questions, please reach out to us at Lifestyle@ouricc.org

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Presenters for this webinar

Harshad V. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, is a board-certified Cardiologist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, and 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 is a Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador.  Amit is an Experienced Global Executive, having managed multimillion-dollar global businesses as Vice President and General Manager in the video conferencing 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.

Amit is serving the community over the past three years through ICC.  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 the past several years.


October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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